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July 15, 2014 3:00 PM

Welcome to the Future

This has been an amazing year in online video streaming at Akamai. Between the 96 live games of the Sochi Olympics, the 64 games of the World Cup, and a variety of other high profile live streaming events (remember the Super Bowl?), the Akamai support teams have certainly earned a summer vacation. Of course, since Akamai supports a lot more web activity above and beyond these high profile events every

Barrett Mononen

Barrett Mononen

May 30, 2014 1:33 PM

Cloud-based Media Workflows: A Business Proposition

The following post is part one of a two-part series exploring cloud-based media workflows. Stay tuned for a more technically oriented blog post from Akamai's Professional Services guru Frank Paolino. When you hear people talking about "the cloud," they're typically discussing its various technical benefits. Elastic scalability, flexibility, availability and other features that end in -bility are often hot topics of conversation. In general, this can be very engaging, worthwhile

Akamai

Akamai

April 29, 2014 12:00 PM

The Secret Ingredient to Successfully Delivering Maj ...

The following is a post from Director of Product Marketing, Kurt Michel, and Senior Solutions Architect, Nicolas Weil. It has been a very busy first quarter for the media team here at Akamai, where the technical folks have been elevating the quality of online video to all-new heights. In January at CES, we demonstrated 4K/Ultra HD streaming video with help from Qualcomm and Elemental. Last week at the NAB Show

Akamai

Akamai

March 17, 2014 12:30 PM

Delivering Quality Video Experiences with Kurt Miche ...

An overview of the online video landscape, consumer expectations and the importance of video quality with Akamai Director of Media Product Marketing, Kurt Michel. Kurt also provides an overview of the quality chain that must be considered when delivering exceptional media experiences: delivery, storage, preparation, protection and analytics.Learn more about Akamai's Media & Delivery Solutions:http://www.akamai.com/html/solutions/sola-solutions.html

Akamai

Akamai

February 24, 2014 3:51 PM

Bringing the Sochi Games Home - Internationally

As the Sochi winter games draw to a close, I'd like to share a live streaming experience I had Sunday, which truly puts the spirit of the games into perspective for me. My 12-year-old daughter, Stephanie, is a ski racer with the Jay Peak Ski Club in Vermont, USA. Jay Peak is much closer to Montreal than to my residence near Boston, so I have a number of Canadian friends in

Akamai

Akamai

February 14, 2014 9:48 AM

The Winter Games - Your Way

Here at Akamai, six days into the winter games, we have been reliably streaming the events in high quality - much of it in HD - for more than 20 broadcasting rights holders around the world. Since each of these broadcasters has their own unique requirements and workflows, our teams have been working with them for over nine months so that we can meet their expectations, as well as their

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

January 29, 2014 8:00 AM

Live Streaming from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

More than a century ago, clothing designer Tiger of Sweden was founded with the radical idea of sending its tailors to customers rather than waiting for customers to visit the shop. During this week's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Stockholm, the cutting-edge designer is again bringing its fashions to the people, this time by way of live streaming the showcase of its 2014 Fall and Winter clothing lines.With no margin for error,

Akamai

Akamai

January 4, 2014 9:43 AM

Addressing the 4K Challenge at CES

Big screens, bigger screens and little, tiny screens ... the 2014 International CES is sure to be all about screens - and the gadgets they're attached to - again this year.I, for one, will have my eyes fixed on the Ultra High Definition, or 4K, screens at this year's show. Unlike the 3-D fad in recent years, this technology is here to stay. Tech cycles have quickly evolved and there's

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

November 21, 2013 11:54 AM

Sola Shines at Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award ...

We're honored that Akamai received three 2013 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, which were presented during a ceremony at the Streaming Media West conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Wednesday, Nov. 20th. Akamai ranked first in the Content Delivery Network (CDN), Cloud Encoding/Transcoding, and Reporting & Analytics Platform categories.Akamai's Sola Sphere won for CDN. Built upon the Akamai Intelligent Platform of more than 141,000 globally distributed servers, Sola Sphere is