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Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

February 8, 2021 9:00 AM

Edge Redirector Cloudlet Gets Faster

Written by Maksym Novoseltsev - Senior Software Engineer, and Jeffrey Costa - Senior Product Manager, Web Performance Cloudlets Policy Manager often takes a long time to load, which is a by-product of its original design where every policy activation is an individual file. These files must be moved around the network, and as you might imagine, transferring thousands of files in a multi-tenant network can take a very long time.

Aaron Ahola

Aaron Ahola

January 28, 2021 8:05 AM

Our ESG Commitment: Investing in a Better World

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are quickly emerging as a key concern for investors. To use a musical analogy, the bow is just resting on the first string, with more notes sure to follow. At Akamai, our ESG instrument is well tuned and ready for the symphony to come, as evidenced by our 2020 Sustainability Report released this week.

Natalie Billingham

Natalie Billingham

January 27, 2021 8:05 AM

Working Together with Our Customers to Build a Susta ...

By now, we hope you've read Monday's and Tuesday's blog posts announcing the release of our annual sustainability report, our sustainability program, and the technical innovation behind it.

Simon Hearne

Simon Hearne

January 26, 2021 9:00 AM

Stacking CDNs for Improved Performance and Security

I recently worked with a client whose large e-commerce site was hosted with a popular cloud-based commerce solution. Its business was growing rapidly into new geographic markets, and it was not satisfied with the embedded content delivery network (eCDN) that was bundled with the cloud solution. We demonstrated that stacking CDNs -- adding Akamai's Ion solution on top of the eCDN -- could significantly improve performance as well as provide

Vinay Kanitkar

Vinay Kanitkar

January 26, 2021 8:05 AM

Maintaining an Energy-Efficient Edge Platform

Over the past 20 years, we've seen a lot of growth at Akamai. When I started at Akamai, we used to have traffic peaks of almost 200 Mbps. From that fledgling startup, Akamai has now grown to such a scale that we almost doubled network capacity in 2020 and were able to serve peaks of almost 200 Tbps. In short, just like the internet, Akamai has undergone quite the evolution.

Mike Mattera

Mike Mattera

January 25, 2021 8:05 AM

Sustainability at Akamai: An Efficient Platform Powe ...

If I had a dollar for every time I heard "2020 was an unprecedented year", I could fund a clean energy project myself. And while we're tired of hearing it, it's true. Among the pandemic, U.S. presidential election, social justice movements, the finalization of Brexit, and many other new and life-changing events, it can be hard to find the good, let alone celebrate it.

Pavel Despot

Pavel Despot

December 22, 2020 9:00 AM

How the Edge Improves Microservices

Microservice architecture has transformed the way we develop and operate our applications. Microservices aren't a technology or a programming language. Instead, they create a structure for designing and building applications based on the idea that the individual functions of a website should operate independently. From this simple concept comes a multitude of benefits including:

Jeffrey Costa

Jeffrey Costa

December 21, 2020 9:00 AM

What's the Value of a Key-Value Store?

A database back end for your application is vital, and odds are that your database is a relational database or a "not only SQL" (NoSQL) database. Relational databases have dominated the software industry for decades, even as other technologies have radically changed around it. A relational database management system (RDBMS) should be understood as though management system is in bold type, as you must actively manage the data contained within

Dale Lenard

Dale Lenard

December 14, 2020 9:00 AM

The Importance of Feedback Loops with Akamai (Part 1 ...

The dictionary defines feedback as "The modification or control of a process or system by its results or effects, for example in a biochemical pathway or behavioral response."