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July 9, 2013 10:55 AM

The DDoS Paradox

According to the Department of Homeland Security, almost 50 US Financial Institutions have suffered more than 200 Distributed Denial of Service attacks since September 2012 . Because we protect the majority of world's biggest banks, asset management firms, and online brokers, Akamai is in the unique position of having witnessed and actively defended against many of these attacks, and can describe the evolution of attack targets as well as attack techniques. 

Erik Nygren

Erik Nygren

June 21, 2013 10:14 AM

World IPv6 Launch Anniversary: Measuring Adoption On ...

It has been a year since I last wrote about World IPv6 Launch and our measurements of IPv6 adoption at the time. Since then, we've seen continued momentum around increased IPv6 adoption on multiple fronts, with more IPv6 end users as well as with more content becoming available over IPv6. The net result of this is that IPv6 traffic on Akamai's global platform has increased to be over 250% of

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Akamai

June 18, 2013 11:14 AM

Click Frenzy 2 goes off without a hitch with Akamai

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Helen Yang

Helen Yang

May 3, 2013 9:42 AM

Legendary Whitetails Boosts Site Performance & Reven ...

As we know, many of the world's leading commerce companies trust Akamai.  What about other mid-sized and smaller businesses and online retailers who are looking for acceleration and improvement of their site performance?  How is Akamai helping them succeed in their online business?   Legendary Whitetails, a customer through our partner MICROS Retail, is a great success story in showcasing how a family-owned retailer offering unique causal apparel, gifts and

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

Matt Ringel

Matt Ringel

December 20, 2012 12:12 PM

Is Your Infrastructure Thinking Too Hard? (Part 1)

Akamai's Enterprise Architects regularly perform site assessments for customers to help maximize performance in terms of speed, scalability and reliability for their Akamai setup and their origin infrastructure. The first step in this process is what we call discovery, where we dig deep into the customer's web architecture and website. This allows us to understand the whole story of how the website functions, along with business goals and design decisions.Out of

Akamai

Akamai

December 4, 2012 10:10 AM

Situational Performance Measurement with a Splash of ...

Long gone are the days when you could gut-check website performance by running a straightforward synthetic backbone test on a simulated browser. The web has evolved, and the old ways of measuring performance do not line up with how end users interact with today's website. The web -- and how websites perform in the real world -- are directly related to the various ways users interact with them. I covered

Akamai

Akamai

November 19, 2012 1:23 PM

The Case for Imagination

My daughter's favorite TV show is "SpongeBob SquarePants." She loves it. Nothing else even comes close. Because she's such a fan, I downloaded the top 100 episodes on the family iPad and we watched one in bed last Sunday.In the episode, titular character SpongeBob and his pal Patrick claim that all you need to have fun is an empty cardboard box. When their friend Squidward asks why they're interested in

Lorenz Jakober

Lorenz Jakober

November 16, 2012 11:30 AM

End-Users' Web Experience Expectations Just Keep Get ...

People have high expectations. Web performance is no different. End-users expect fast and engaging web experiences. It doesn't matter if they use a PC, smartphone or tablet to interact with your web application. According to recent end-user research 89 percent of tablet, 59 percent of smartphone and 83 percent of PC users expect a website to load in 3 seconds or less. Now if we compare web performance expectations to