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Akamai

Akamai

March 27, 2013 4:37 PM

Intelligent User Mapping in the Cloud

A DNS-based, load-balancer solution allows companies to distribute application load between global datacenters or cloud providers. This solution, when combined with a Content Delivery Network (CDN), provides benefits such as improved load distribution, faster load times, and high content availability.  These benefits result from the user requests being directed to the optimal (often nearby) server. Latency and packet-loss are therefore minimized due to a shorter physical distance traveled. When the

Akamai Edge

Akamai Edge

October 3, 2012 12:22 PM

Global Industry Leaders to Gather at #AkamaiEdge 201 ...

The largest annual gathering of Akamai customers and partners, the Akamai Edge Conference, is taking place next week at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and will feature speakers from more than 40 companies. Registration information and the complete agenda can be found at: www.akamai.com/edgeBusiness and technology leaders from Amadeus, Build.com, Cisco, CTV, Grainger, GREE, Guitar Center, Symantec, USAA, Visa, and many others, are scheduled to present during

Akamai

Akamai

September 13, 2012 2:18 PM

The Simplicity Mantra at IBC

Online video was clearly "top of mind" at this year's IBC, and it was fascinating to hear from a variety of companies across the broadcast spectrum and learn more about their video delivery, monitoring, and monetization needs.If I could put my finger on one major topic I heard over and over again at this year's IBC Conference, it's simplicity. Companies want simplicity across the board ­- whatever it takes to

Akamai

Akamai

September 5, 2012 9:02 AM

The Sun Rises on Sola Media Solutions

Just in time for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Akamai earlier today introduced Sola Media Solutions. A comprehensive set of cloud based, integrated services, Sola Media is designed to meet the increasing audience demand for content that is available when and where viewers want it, on a wide variety of devices, and with the highest quality possible. Put simply, Sola Media is all about giving our customers an easy and

Akamai

Akamai

August 28, 2012 5:58 PM

Part 2: Fat Client Game Streaming or Cloud Gaming

Last week, I touched on Cloud Gaming and one approach, Thin Client Game Streaming. Today, I'd like to delve into Fat Client Game Streaming. Fat Client Game Streaming is another popular method of game streaming that overcomes the challenges of reducing the time to play. Businesses like The Happy Cloud, Spoon, and BitRaider have been early implementers of this approach. This method takes an existing game and essentially creates a

Lelah Manz

Lelah Manz

May 25, 2012 12:29 PM

Reinvention of the Retail Store - A Case for the Clo ...

Online gains increase pressure on Store ReinventionReturning from the MICROS User Conference, after speaking on the imperative of the Cloud in Retail, I find myself hopeful - even enthusiastic - for the future of stores.After the release of ComScore's ecommerce growth metrics last week, this may be a surprise. 17% growth in Q1 in the ecommerce channel is clear evidence that online channel growth is accelerating at the expense of

Akamai

Akamai

May 2, 2012 3:27 PM

The Future of Cloud Computing

Once again, Akamai is proud to be collaborating on the North Bridge Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Now in its second year, the survey is designed to help identify current attitudes related to cloud computing and begin to identify trends that may help us understand how the cloud landscape is evolving. How are companies embracing the public cloud?  Are they keeping things close to home with private cloud implementations? What about

Akamai

Akamai

March 28, 2012 3:00 PM

A Few More Tricks From Terra Alta

Last week we introduced Terra Alta to the public (watch video here, under "Akamai's Solution Portfolio") My blog post highlighted analysts talking about the cloud entering its "awkward teenage years" and how Terra Alta is taking on the 4th tier of application delivery to help the "teen cloud" grow up. I also promised I'd be back shortly with some additional insights into new ways Terra Alta helps address application delivery

Akamai

Akamai

March 20, 2012 12:30 PM

Finishing School for Application Delivery in the Clo ...

Recently analyst James Staten generated a lot of interest when he characterized the cloud as entering its "awkward teenage years," not quite at the point of adulthood, but stretching outside the comfort zone (of enterprises) and experimenting with new ideas.  Today Akamai is introducing Terra Alta, its latest application acceleration product that acts kind of like a finishing school, so to speak, to help refine the cloud and deliver applications