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To protect our industry, we need to protect our content. That's been an ongoing theme in conversations with Akamai's broadcast customers whose streaming offerings have evolved into critical business units.
Problem Definition Media streaming typically involves three main components: a player, the origin, and a CDN. Typically, the content provider owns the player and the origin stack and hence is able to diagnose and troubleshoot issues, but the CDN for the most part is a black box.
In today's ever-shifting market, we recognize that you need to be constantly adapting, and Akamai provides a way to enhance your customers' experiences through our unique expertise, helping you unlock the value of Akamai's products and services.
Welcome to Day 3 of Akamai's March 2020 Release. Before we dive into today's new and exciting announcements, just a reminder of the week's schedule: Monday was Day 1 for security with enhancements to Bot Manager, Fast DNS, Kona Site Defender, Managed Security Service, Prolexic Routed, and Web Application Protector. Tuesday added another day of security updates, including for Enterprise Threat Protector, DNSi CacheServe, Fast DNS, and Identity Cloud. Wednesday
Origin offload has received more attention in the past few years as more customers have moved their origins to the cloud. As such, the cost to access data has become an important issue. To support this move, Akamai has developed Cloud Wrapper to provide customers with a way to securely connect to private and public cloud storage and compute platforms, while improving origin offload and lowering cloud egress costs. Customers
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
Maintaining a high-quality playback experience for users is extremely critical whether it is for on-demand content or for large-scale live events. Origin failures occur when a server is overwhelmed with requests, due to congested networks or other unexpected events. These failures can keep origin responses from getting back to the client; hence, the need for redundant server architectures.
As part of Akamai's ongoing investments in improving delivery performance, last month we completed the worldwide deployment of the Bottleneck Bandwidth and RTT (BBR) TCP congestion control algorithm across our Edge Platform. The BBR algorithm is designed to help improve the reliability and resiliency of data by optimizing the rate at which it's transmitted over last-mile networks to end users. After more than a year of extensive testing, we've rolled
Co-Author: Mark Greve, Engineering Manager at Akamai. Part of the Media Client Team The first part of this blog series discussed about the quality of user experience (QoE) metrics and two strategies that heavily influence the QoE: the bitrate selection strategy and the buffering strategy. In this second part, we discuss about ExoPlayer's buffering strategy and how to configure the ExoPlayer to lower the startup time and, for video on-demand