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April 10, 2013 9:44 AM

Serving at the edge: Good for performance, good for ...

Distribution: What good is it? You'll recall from Part I that I describe a scenario where the London node of a network has become overloaded in a DDoS attack. Now you may wonder why if all the users in that scenario going to London are having problems, what good is distribution? Some of you may have already noticed the benefit I glossed over earlier. In our example with a congested

Akamai

Akamai

April 8, 2013 1:00 AM

Serving at the edge: Good for performance, good for ...

Akamai's Chief Security Officer Andy Ellis recently commented on large DDoS attacks and how "size" can be misleading. In that post, Andy notes if you have more than 300 Gbps of ingress capacity, then a 300 Gbps attack is not going to hurt you too much. He's right of course. However, total ingress capacity is only part of the equation. Also important are the type of attacks you're facing and

Frank Childs

Frank Childs

April 2, 2013 4:34 PM

KT and Akamai Team up to Build Operator CDN for Kore ...

This week KT and Akamai announced an important CDN deal. As the leading telecommunications company in South Korea, KT is another important strategic partner for Akamai as we continue to innovate and evolve how our CDN technology and business can bring benefits to telecom networks. In this instance, the basis for the CDN deployment is a Managed Operator CDN that leverages technology from our Aura Network Solutions group. Looking at

Akamai

Akamai

March 28, 2013 11:43 AM

What can be done about spoofing and DNS amplificatio ...

There's been a lot of talk about the recent very large DDoS attack against Spamhaus. Although I was quoted in some articles about it, I want to be clear that the attacks did not affect or involve Akamai or our customers. However, we have been the object of similar attacks in the past, and Akamai has a vested interest in making the Internet better - safer, more reliable and higher

Frank Childs

Frank Childs

March 14, 2013 5:38 PM

Swisscom and Akamai Team Up

Today, Swisscom and Akamai made a very exciting announcement; we've teamed up to provide solutions that will improve the web and cloud experience for both enterprises and consumers in Switzerland. Swisscom has over 6.2 million mobile customers, 791,000 Swisscom TV customers and around 1.7 million broadband connections. And with this partnership, Swisscom will act as a preferred 'go to' market partner for Akamai in Switzerland, reselling and integrating the complete Akamai

Akamai

Akamai

February 25, 2013 9:00 AM

Devices versus Services: What Really Matters?

Having spent my career in the IT world, where I've participated in the design of high-level services, including CDN-related technologies, I now find myself helping to make a case for why network operators should consider CDNs as a core element of their network infrastructure. One of the factors that make this interesting is a difference in perspective between the IT view of the world and the operator world-view. I don't

Tara Bartley

Tara Bartley

January 24, 2013 1:30 PM

CDN World Summit Asia - Will you be there?

CDN Asia begins next week and Akamai's Aura Network Solutions team will be there in full force. It's only natural since the event draws a "who's who" across the industry including CDN service providers (like Akamai), telcos and ISP's, OTT service providers, cable and satellite operators, content owners, etc.  We'll be using the event to talk more about what the company is doing in the region, our acquisition of Verivue, our partnership

Frank Childs

Frank Childs

December 11, 2012 2:49 PM

Performance & Scale: An Inside Look at the Business ...

Last week, Akamai announced a partnership with AT&T to address the growing expectations of customers for more efficient content routing and better delivery of digital content, video and Web applications.  Addressing the explosive growth in devices, content and traffic, this partnership demonstrates several ways that network operators can leverage CDN capabilities to optimize the online experience for their customers and end-users.Below is a bit more insight into how carriers can