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Ari Weil

Ari Weil

August 5, 2020 8:00 PM

20 Years of Edge Computing

How long will you wait for something? That depends on what you're waiting for, of course. But in your daily interactions, think about how many "things" you interact with where you expect the response to be instantaneous - tapping on mobile apps, logging in and transacting with a retailer or a bank, selecting and viewing content on a streaming media device, interacting with a connected device like a light, doorbell,

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

July 7, 2020 1:23 PM

Is 97% Network Traffic Offload Interesting?

Sports, gaming, and other live events have the potential to overwhelm network capacity due to the sheer volume of traffic generated when large numbers of viewers or gamers engage. These "peak" events may only occur once a month or even once a year (sports championships, election results, gaming downloads, etc.) with far lower, more consistent, and predictable traffic levels the rest of the time.

Or Katz

Or Katz

May 28, 2020 9:00 AM

Working from Home -- The New Threat Frontier

The emergence of the COVID-19 outbreak dramatically changed and disrupted the normal routines of our personal and professional lives. It led us to stay inside and work from home. It altered our browsing habits from our corporate devices, and it led to increased levels of security risk exposure.

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

May 22, 2020 8:10 AM

The Internet Didn't Break. Now What?

Even though it was only November, it seems like an eternity ago that Akamai CEO Tom Leighton discussed the then-forthcoming "streaming explosion" on Variety's "Strictly Business" podcast. Tom spoke with Variety Co-Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wallenstein about the upcoming launches of streaming services like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock, and the internet's ability to withstand so much more video coming online. Nobody knew at the time that we were mere

Alex Balford

Alex Balford

April 20, 2020 8:00 AM

Ensuring Business Continuity During Peak Times: 6 Re ...

A sudden and dramatic surge in internet traffic, much of which is driven by video streaming and game and software download events, is testing network infrastructures with unprecedented volume. The 30% increase in global traffic Akamai delivered from the edge during the past month, compared to the ~3% growth during a typical month, illustrates the impact COVID-19 has had on the internet. As a result, regulators, ISPs, and many Akamai

Del Fowler

Del Fowler

March 7, 2019 12:00 PM

CDN Tuning for OTT - "Why Doesn't it Already do That ...

When you initially onboarded your OTT traffic to a CDN, you probably went with default settings. And to be honest, why wouldn't you? A standard media configuration is designed for the short http-based segment delivery at scale. It removes the bottleneck of your origin connectivity, taking you from a couple of hundred Mb/s to several Gb/s (and Tb/s) of OTT traffic to your customers as your service grows. So, do

Ching Soo

Ching Soo

November 15, 2017 10:38 AM

Do you believe in Serendipity?

In December 2016, after a month of mountain bike racing and touring in Nepal, I commenced the Executive Program in General Management at MIT. The first term was at Sloan School of Management in Cambridge and for the first time in my life, I finally could relate to studying. In fact, I was even enjoying it! One of the many practical subjects was "How Companies Become Platform Leaders" by Professor

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

July 17, 2017 8:23 AM

Superior and safe user experiences with the Akamai C ...

Your customers are unique and they all expect fast, secure, personalized digital experiences. They are spread across the world, in regions of varying network connectivity, utilize a plethora of devices and screen sizes - making it challenging to deliver your experiences. By delivering 95 Exabytes of data over billions of devices every year, Akamai provides the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform that empowers you to provide fast,

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

June 19, 2017 8:05 AM

Balance traffic intelligently by leveraging Applicat ...

Gaining new customers and retaining existing ones is at the core of every business. In the past few years, two major trends have emerged in this drive towards customer centricity To meet the ever increasing customer demands, most modern digital applications leverage microservice architecture to achieve scalability, agility and reduce time to market. These are ideal for DevOps teams that need continuous deployment workflows. But all this comes at a