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Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 25, 2013 1:30 AM

Akamai State of the Internet Report: DDoS Trends

Yesterday, I shared details from the latest Akamai "State of the Internet" report regarding attack traffic and where it's coming from. Today, we look at what the report has to say about DDoS attacks.The full report can be downloaded here.We have quite a vantage point here at Akamai. Our globally-distributed Intelligent Platform helps us gather huge piles of data on everything from connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability/latency problems, and

Akamai

Akamai

July 23, 2013 1:17 PM

Please Join Us in Creating a Faster Forward World at ...

I'm pleased to invite you to our 6th Akamai Edge 2013 this October 7 - 11 in Washington, D.C. at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Conference Center. Join us and meet up with more than 1,000 of your industry peers and our best line-up yet of industry innovators, as we create the experiences that to drive a Faster Forward World. Our Biggest and Best Customer Conference Yet! More sessions, tracks and

Bill Brenner

Bill Brenner

July 23, 2013 7:00 AM

Akamai State of the Internet Report: Attack Traffic, ...

Akamai's latest "State of the Internet" report is rich in detail about attack traffic and other areas of security. I'll be sharing all the security bits with you in the coming days. The full report can be downloaded here. We have quite a vantage point here at Akamai. Our globally-distributed Intelligent Platform helps us gather huge piles of data on everything from connection speeds, attack traffic, network connectivity/availability/latency problems, and IPv6

Akamai

Akamai

July 18, 2013 8:05 AM

In An "Akamai Minute"

As if serving on the order of two trillion content requests a day isn't enough, there's even more happening on the Akamai Intelligent Platform at any given time: video streaming, route optimization calculations, DNS lookups, and content purges, just to name just a few. In the Akamai NOCC, we have both real-time and long-term (days, months, years) views of platform activity and key metrics, giving us a view of what's

Akamai

Akamai

April 17, 2013 11:34 AM

Clarifying State of the Internet Report Metrics

In reviewing past media and industry blog coverage of Akamai's State of the Internet Report, we find that there has been some confusion about, or misinterpretation of, terms and/or data within the report. In advance of the upcoming publication of the 4th Quarter, 2012 State of the Internet Report, we thought that this would be a good opportunity to provide some additional clarification.

Akamai

Akamai

March 15, 2013 12:42 PM

Akamai IO - Going Global

I'm writing this short post to update you on a significant change in Akamai IO's data source. Since its inception, IO's data was based on many websites, but most of those sites catered to a US audience. This means that the data set was biased - it included global traffic, but held a disproportionate amount of traffic from the US.Starting February 16th, we've started using a new data stream, based

Akamai

Akamai

January 23, 2013 9:35 AM

Gigabits to kilobits

Last week, United States FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski issued a "Gigabit City Challenge", calling for at least one gigabit community in all 50 states by 2015.  The FCC's announcement of the challenge cited several existing gigabit programs, including a municipal initiative in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Google Fiber initiative in Kansas City, and Gig.U's initiatives to build ultra-high-speed hubs in the communities of many leading research universities.  Why the need for

Akamai

Akamai

August 20, 2012 9:31 AM

Faster Forward: Broadband Targets Around The World, ...

As was highlighted in yesterday's post, research into national broadband plans published around the world highlighted the lack of a definitive resource for such information. As a resource for others interested in similar information, I compiled the results of my research into the chart below, which includes broadband plan targets for key countries around the world, as well as the average and average peak connection speeds for those countries as

Akamai

Akamai

August 20, 2012 9:17 AM

Faster Forward: Broadband Targets Around The World, ...

We recently published the Q1 2012 State of the Internet report. Since it was the start of a new volume (our 5th!), as the editor of the report, I took the opportunity to update the definitions of the terms "high broadband" and "broadband" as they are used within the report. From 2008-2011, "high broadband" was defined as connections to Akamai at speeds of 5 Mbps or greater; starting in 2012,