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Pavel Despot

Pavel Despot

December 22, 2020 9:00 AM

How the Edge Improves Microservices

Microservice architecture has transformed the way we develop and operate our applications. Microservices aren't a technology or a programming language. Instead, they create a structure for designing and building applications based on the idea that the individual functions of a website should operate independently. From this simple concept comes a multitude of benefits including:

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

December 17, 2020 9:00 AM

Smart DNS for the New Network: Optimizing Content De ...

This is the third in a series of blog posts that will discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing internet service provider (ISP) and mobile network operator (MNO) network transformation efforts, such as the transition to 5G, better integration of Wi-Fi, and new network designs that optimize the edge to improve service delivery and network efficiency.

Bruce Van Nice

Bruce Van Nice

December 10, 2020 9:00 AM

Smart DNS: Delivering the Best Subscriber Experience

This is the second in a series of blog posts that discuss how smart DNS resolvers can enhance ongoing network transformation efforts such as the transition to 5G, better integration of Wi-Fi, and new network designs that optimize the edge to improve the subscriber experience, service delivery, and network efficiency.

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

December 7, 2020 9:00 AM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 2: The Econom ...

This is Part 2 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. Part 1 focused on Akamai's DNS platform and what sets it apart. In Part 2, we take a closer look at the economics of DNS pricing models and why Akamai's approach is unique.

Gennadiy Belenkiy

Gennadiy Belenkiy

December 3, 2020 11:15 AM

Using Akamai Edge DNS with PCI DSS Environments

Overview The PCI DSS scoping guidance indicates that common shared services that provide services to the CDE, such as DNS, can be in scope and must be assessed for PCI DSS compliance.

Jonathan Zarkower

Jonathan Zarkower

November 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Distinguishing Among DNS Services Part 1: The Platfo ...

This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series highlighting some of the distinguishing aspects of Akamai's DNS services, Edge DNS and Global Traffic Management. To begin the series, we focus on Akamai's DNS platform, which was the subject of a technical paper presented at SIGCOMM 2020 this past August.

Jonathan Morgan

Jonathan Morgan

November 30, 2020 10:15 AM

Demonstrate Commitment, Differentiate Services, Deve ...

Everything's mobile -- especially today, when running a business is harder than ever -- and responsiveness is everything. Staying ahead of the curve means workers may need to operate in "always available" mode, relying on their phone for business-related tasks, regardless of where they may be. This creates additional exposure, and attackers have not relented: They see opportunity in times of turmoil and double down to maximize the value of

Jim Gilbert

Jim Gilbert

November 11, 2020 9:00 AM

Redundant, Secure, and Open Short Domains: A Vision ...

One Small Step for DNS, One Giant Leap for the Internet Human nature is to seek simpler and convenient ways to do things. One example is the sometimes onerous task of typing a URL into a web browser's address bar. Since users prefer short, easy-to-remember URLs, an internet trend is to use short domains for websites (e.g., edgedns.zone). With short website names, users benefit from the convenience of fewer characters

Susan McReynolds

Susan McReynolds

October 27, 2020 12:00 PM

2020 DDoS Extortion Campaign -- A Sequel More Thrill ...

Costarring Susan McReynolds and Tom Emmons As you might imagine, as the go-to enterprise DDoS mitigation experts, our phones have been "ringing off the hook" as the global extortion DDoS campaign sequel rages on. It's bigger, badder, and features a broader cast of criminal characters than seen previously with last year's extortion-related activity.