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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
Akamai fully supports and appreciates NAB's decision to put off the 2020 NAB Show. We recognize the weight of the decision and subsequent, wide-ranging ramifications that had to be considered. While we're disappointed to miss this annual opportunity to personally connect with customers, partners and colleagues from around the world, we're grateful that priority was rightly placed upon the health of everyone involved and taking steps to help prevent further
From December 2-6, the Las Vegas Strip will be jam-packed with tens of thousands of developers, engineers, admins, architects, and other technologists for AWS re:Invent, the annual learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. Akamai is excited to be a Gold sponsor of the event again this year, hosting a must-visit booth (#833) at the legendary Venetian Resort. In addition to our utterly spectacular
On November 26-29, the Las Vegas Strip will be flooded with tens of thousands of developers, engineers, admins, architects and other technologists for trainings, certifications and sessions put on by AWS and its partner community at re:Invent. Akamai is excited to be a Gold sponsor this year, with a booth (#1016) at the Venetian Expo. Our Edge Platform experts are looking forward to meeting with you to discuss how Akamai
Akamai is participating in the East Coast edition of NAB next week as we head to NAB Show New York at the Javits Center November 9th-10th. Stop by booth #1053 where we'll have a host of interactive demonstrations highlighting Akamai technology and services that can help broadcasters and content owners deliver OTT video at consistently high quality and scale. This includes live and on-demand video workflows, new media acceleration technology
News broke last week that Twitter had scored the rights to stream 10 NFL games for a reported $10M total. While some are questioning the economics of the deal, it was clear that live streaming of major league sports is a growing opportunity.
We are less than a month away from NAB and Akamai has some big plans in store. With the amount of buzz centered around over-the-top (OTT) video, our floor presence is dedicated to bringing OTT workflow and delivery to life. Show attendees can experience a behind-the-scenes look at the technologies that are helping drive the seismic transformation in media delivery and consumption. Each section of the Akamai booth will represent
As we get ready to converge on San Diego to soak up all things Cisco we should remember why a lot of us are there in the first place - to understand how to deliver high quality experiences for users of our IT services. If we don't offer IT services to our constituents that they value, they now have a choice to go elsewhere.
The Gartner Enterprise Architect Summit is almost here. As architects plan their trip to Texas--where they'll gain new insights on emerging technologies and how to best meet business objectives--one of the key themes of this year's event will include how to architect in the era of the digital enterprise. Enterprises are no longer a collection of employees working from their stationary desktop computers behind a firewall. Instead, enterprises are mobile