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Welcome to the Akamai October 2020 Update - a week of product updates, new features, and innovations. We'll be highlighting a different area of our portfolio each day this week. In today's post, we look at our enhanced edge computing capabilities and how they help developers more effectively and rapidly improve customer experiences on the Akamai platform.
Locality matters for most things in life: weather, health care, shopping, product reviews, dinner reservations, social networking, data privacy, news, sports ... the list goes on and on in our ever more connected lives. From direct user interaction on your flagship website or app to IoT device data collection and transformation, where your target audience is and where they are going is essential to providing the experience they need, want,
The pressures on application and web development teams to deliver exceptional customer experiences have never been greater than they are at this time. With consumer expectations growing, the ability of developers to deliver fresh, leading-edge digital experiences confidently and at high velocity is at a premium.
Before we dive straight into the magical unicorn from heaven that is serverless computing embedded within the CDN edge (a direct customer quote that I want on a team T-shirt soon), let's first level-set on some basic concepts of computing. In the context of web experiences, IoT device messaging, and really anything else that travels across the public internet, compute can happen in three venues:
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,
Formula One is always a sport I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. I found the strategy always more compelling than the actual racing, which was usually just a procession. Of course, the crashes were always spectacular, not least because it would cause all the team strategies to be completely reset, and a whole host of changes would be made while the pace car was out.
Businesses across the world are migrating applications to the cloud to reduce IT cost and complexity, and accelerate the pace of innovation. But when you move applications and services to the cloud you lose visibility and control over your infrastructure, increasing risk and uncertainty. That's why leading companies like Capital Group turn to Akamai to accelerate web performance, boost cloud security and improve digital transformation outcomes.
Cloud migration is a double-edged sword. While promising greater scalability, agility, and even new approaches to applications, it also introduces complexity--which means more security risk. Security vulnerabilities exposed in breach after breach have highlighted the risk that comes with the cloud.
In the first part of this blog series, we discussed how you can leverage Akamai Cloud Delivery Platform, the world's largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, to achieve the scalability, availability, reliability and performance needed to deliver superior digital experiences and maximize customer engagement and revenue.