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Over the past 20 years, we've seen a lot of growth at Akamai. When I started at Akamai, we used to have traffic peaks of almost 200 Mbps. From that fledgling startup, Akamai has now grown to such a scale that we almost doubled network capacity in 2020 and were able to serve peaks of almost 200 Tbps. In short, just like the internet, Akamai has undergone quite the evolution.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard "2020 was an unprecedented year", I could fund a clean energy project myself. And while we're tired of hearing it, it's true. Among the pandemic, U.S. presidential election, social justice movements, the finalization of Brexit, and many other new and life-changing events, it can be hard to find the good, let alone celebrate it.
As I reflect on 2020 and the way in which the pandemic affected the business world, what stands out to me is the incredible increase in streaming content consumed on the internet. We've seen launches of some of the highest-profile streaming services to date between late 2019 and 2020. People are continuously streaming content and we need to consider the impact that increased viewership is having on the world. When
Guest blogger Jim Boyle is CEO and Founder of Sustainability Roundtable, Inc. His views are his own and do not necessarily reflect those of Akamai.
I'm a developer advocate at Akamai and a huge proponent for the open source initiative. So, today I am going to tell you a story of how a regular person like you or me can make an impact with just a little bit of goodwill, and a pinch of open source.
Akamai has been a strong advocate for water conservation by supporting early-stage innovations. This World Water Monitoring Day (September 18), we present the inspiring work of one of our innovators -- Foundation For Environmental Monitoring (FFEM), based in Bangalore, India -- that is working on developing open source devices to monitor key environmental parameters such as water and soil.
Written by Courtney Hadden, Senior Program Manager -- Corporate Sustainability, & Mayank Bansal, Senior Software Engineer, participants in the Microsoft Hackathon During the week of July 27, thousands of participants from around the globe participated in the Microsoft 2020 Hackathon. In its seventh year -- and this year, fully virtual -- the annual worldwide event brings Microsoft employees and interns together to drum up new ideas, create change, and make
COVID-19 and related quarantine protocols have pushed the world even more online than it already was. Global energy consumption for all things digital has been increasing by about 9% per year between 2015 and 2020, and is tracking to be responsible for about 8% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by 2025, according to the Shift Project. In fact, digital activities in 2020 are estimated to emit as much CO2 as
There is no question that this year has brought disruption to life as we know it. As the world around us is changing, our concept of normalcy does too. Now, more than ever, it is critical that Akamai continue business as usual, providing fast, intelligent, and secure experiences for our customers, but we also have the opportunity to do so much more. From the perspective of a sustainability professional, COVID-19