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Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

May 11, 2021 6:00 AM

Why Developers Are Writing Apps on Our Edge Platform

A lot of companies talk about edge computing today, but at Akamai, we've been doing it for more than 20 years. We were the first company to offer edge computing services, beginning in 1999 with advanced metadata, an XML-based language used to enable a variety of capabilities on our edge platform -- things like access revocation, ad insertion, throttling, and visitor prioritization. We followed this with our deployment of Edge

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

March 19, 2021 9:00 AM

The Edge is Becoming More Critical in a World of 5G ...

The edge is becoming more critical in a world of 5G and IoT. I've seen the evolution from 1x to 3G to 4G and now 5G over the many years I've worked in the mobile space, and 5G and IoT will drive the biggest changes we have seen on the edge in 10 or 20 years.

Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

March 11, 2021 9:00 AM

Serverless Storage at the Edge (EdgeKV Beta)

We are pleased to announce the launch of EdgeKV, our distributed key-value store, into beta! EdgeKV is enabling technology for EdgeWorkers, our serverless computing platform that enables developers to create services using JavaScript and deploy them across our platform. When writing JavaScript, data persistence is often necessary to save data from a user interaction, or to retrieve contextual data to evaluate inside a function.

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

November 6, 2020 10:15 AM

Corporate Office and Kitchen Table: Securing the Fut ...

The workforce is remote, the data center is the cloud, the corporate network is the internet, and the security stack is at the edge.

Robert Blumofe

Robert Blumofe

November 4, 2020 9:00 AM

Corporate Office and Kitchen Table: Securing the Fut ...

The future of work is multi-modal, the future corporate office is a private coffee shop with great Wi-Fi, and the future of enterprise security is going to have to adapt rapidly.

Tom Leighton

Tom Leighton

October 29, 2020 11:00 AM

The World Has Moved Online. Has Your Business Adapte ...

What would happen if everything we do in the world were to suddenly go online? We got the answer to that question early this year, when the global coronavirus pandemic forced almost everyone and everything to move online: commerce, meetings with colleagues and customers, classroom learning, appointments with the doctor, entertainment, and live gatherings, such as Akamai's upcoming digital event, Edge Live | Adapt, on November 10 and 11.

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

August 12, 2020 9:15 AM

We Love Our Customers!

Here in the States, we often get our dry cleaning returned on hangers that say "We Love Our Customers." I once inadvertently brought one into the office (back in the day), and our team displayed it prominently on a shelf, because it's true. Meeting with customers is the best part of my job here at Akamai. And while there is no substitute for meeting in person, speaking with customers online

Liz Borowsky

Liz Borowsky

April 3, 2020 1:42 PM

Will Social Distancing Break the Internet?

First off, no -- the Internet is not going to break! That said, the news media is awash with stories and statistics about how the Internet is faring with the increase in traffic due to isolation protocols forcing daily functions online. Which functions? In my house, we have remote work, e-learning, online retail, online banking, streaming video, online gaming, video chat, social media, and Wi-Fi calling. I know I'm not

Rick McConnell

Rick McConnell

April 3, 2020 1:21 PM

Unexpected Inflection Point

For decades, those of us who work on the infrastructure of the web have heard and talked a lot about "inflection points" -- points at which we have seen notable increases in Internet usage driven by commerce, entertainment, financial services, travel, etc. And now, without warning, the world changed. Every industry has been disrupted in a matter of weeks, and the world is likely never to be quite the same