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Akamai engineering has adopted new technology concepts to enhance and expand routing capabilities at the edge. Previously, Akamai's traffic-steering capabilities were mainly focused on DNS-based routing. In this article, we would like to give you an in-depth look at how Akamai has embraced new routing technology concepts and merged them into the Akamai edge to enhance routing capabilities, provide faster and better traffic steering, and offer even better performance. With
Welcome to the Akamai Platform Update -- two days of new capabilities and innovations across our edge technology and security product portfolios. Today, we look at our edge technology products, which include edge computing, edge delivery (CDN), and other complementary products and services that help customers drive great digital experiences. Akamai is announcing new products and capabilities as part of the Platform Update to help customers build more powerful edge
We're excited to announce the availability of EdgeKV, a distributed key-value store database that enables EdgeWorkers to leverage data stored at the edge when deploying custom code across our serverless computing platform. This solution is fully distributed, meaning it runs in 1,400+ networks and in 135 countries. As more application functionality moves to the edge, quick access to data will be critical to ensuring low latency and great user experience.
This blog was co-authored by Tim Vereecke, Josh Johnson, and Medhat Yakan This is a blog series about building an A/B test with EdgeWorkers and EdgeKV. Read part one here. In our previous blog, we wrote the base code for our A/B test and stored the data locally. Although this may be convenient for testing purposes, it's suboptimal for several reasons: Editing source code just to change data values (e.g.,
This blog was co-authored by Tim Vereecke, Josh Johnson, and Medhat Yakan This is a blog series about building an A/B test with EdgeWorkers and EdgeKV. Read part two here. When paired with our new EdgeKV distributed key-value database, the Akamai EdgeWorkers serverless platform gives you the ability to do powerful things at the CDN level. One common application using these two products is an A/B test: showing users
Moving everything closer to the edge is the key to delivering better, faster experiences to people through billions of devices around the world. The idea of edge computing isn't new -- Akamai customers have been caching content at the edge for decades, taking advantage of lower latency and heightened security. But now many companies are taking that idea further, using Akamai EdgeWorkers to deploy custom code at the edge. EdgeWorkers
The first rule of edge compute thought leadership is: don't overuse the term edge. Over the course of my blog series on the topic, I have defined the edge, explained edge computing, and discussed the economics of edge computing. There have also been a few articles in which I've discussed how confusing this can all be for people to understand. In an effort to tie it all together, I wanted
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.
Do the math. For the past decade, digital businesses have been investing in digital transformation initiatives. The promise is to increase top-line growth while maximizing customer lifetime value. As infrastructure improves, IT spending is shifting from the cloud to the edge. But while edge computing makes headlines, can you expect a meaningful return?