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Welcome to day two of the Akamai Platform Update! Today, we're focusing on Akamai's edge delivery products as well as other complimentary products that help drive great digital experiences. The last several months have been nothing short of unprecedented as lockdowns, quarantines, and other protective measures enacted by governments and organizations drove a sudden and dramatic shift in user behavior, which in turn has driven enormous traffic levels. Akamai's importance
Next year is shaping up to be a big one for live streaming. Typically characteristic of even years, when many major international sporting events take place, 2021 looks like it could defy the trend. Akamai is predicting an unprecedented surge in live streaming that will start in late 2020 and continue throughout 2021. During this stretch, we could realistically see 50 million people concurrently streaming a single live event. That's
Media Services Live (MSL) is Akamai's flagship solution for preparing live streams to provide broadcast-grade streaming quality for our live-streaming customers. MSL provides purpose-built key capabilities with liveOrigin, including ingest acceleration to map encoders to optimal entry points on the Akamai cloud, low latency support to reduce the delay between online and broadcast feeds, self-healing capabilities to eliminate single points of failure through redundancy mechanisms, end-to-end SSL support, and enhanced
61% of organizations plan to focus on cloud migration this year. 93% have a multi-cloud strategy.1 This means that on average your organization is using 2.2 public clouds, multiplying your complexity and your costs.
In April 2019, Netflix viewers streamed 164 million hours of on-demand content per day. Fast forward a year. In April 2020, Twitch streamed 55 million hours per day. The vast majority of that was live.
Optimize your streaming content catalog The debate is over. Common Media Application Format (CMAF) has delivered on its promise: one package to serve them all. Two of the highest profile direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service launches recently made the leap, validating that the time has come for CMAF.
To attract and retain customers, you must offer an exceptional digital experience. In an increasingly competitive business climate, organizations are fighting to maintain loyalty and keep users engaged online. The cost of switching is low, consumers are transient, and user expectations for how digital experiences should perform have never been higher.
We are clearly in a "new" golden age of TV. Audiences around the world have never had so many viewing options available. This has led to a creative surge in new groundbreaking storytelling and entertainment as both broadcasters and digital giants try to maintain the loyalty of their viewers. This is a double-edged sword however, because as the production of great content increases, so do the opportunities for video pirates.
Ubiquity of Digital Video Means Meeting Viewers' Quality Expectations Digital video viewership is on an aggressive growth course. Globally, consumers will spend 84 minutes a day watching online video in 2020, up 25% from 2018[i], and digital video viewership will increase from 35% in 2019 to more than 39% by 2023[ii].