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With "World IPv6 Launch" officially underway, Akamai is providing a unique look at IPv6 traffic on its global platform.Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the awareness of last year's successful World IPv6 Day, the world launch of IPv6 represents a major milestone in the global deployment of the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4.Read more in Akamai's news announcement from this week.The following is a statement provided
Ranked #186 on the Internet Retailer Top 500 list, Motorcycle Superstore is a leading online retailer in the motorcycle and powersports industry. Check out this video to hear directly from Jason Miller, Vice President of Technology, on how the company accelerates their eCommerce business to get the best performance for its customers. As Motorcycle Superstore's eCommerce business grows, a fast, secure and seamless site for customers is critical. From content
What an exciting spring and summer 2012 for IPv6, especially for our public sector customers! As the world's leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere, Akamai continues to do its part in the global transition by dual stacking its infrastructure, and helping its customers deliver content to their IPv6 users. The Federal IPv6 Task Force, chaired by Peter Tseronis of the US Dept. of
With the era of freely available IPv4 addresses nearing its end, I'm pleased to see that 2012 appears to be the year when the IPv6 Internet will finally reach maturity and launch into wide-scale commercial use. For over a decade, the groundwork for the migration to version 6 of the Internet Protocol (IPv6) has been built, with changes to operating systems, client and server software, routers, and Internet backbone networks.
Once again, Akamai is proud to be collaborating on the North Bridge Future of Cloud Computing Survey. Now in its second year, the survey is designed to help identify current attitudes related to cloud computing and begin to identify trends that may help us understand how the cloud landscape is evolving. How are companies embracing the public cloud? Are they keeping things close to home with private cloud implementations? What about
Last week we introduced Terra Alta to the public (watch video here, under "Akamai's Solution Portfolio") My blog post highlighted analysts talking about the cloud entering its "awkward teenage years" and how Terra Alta is taking on the 4th tier of application delivery to help the "teen cloud" grow up. I also promised I'd be back shortly with some additional insights into new ways Terra Alta helps address application delivery
Recently analyst James Staten generated a lot of interest when he characterized the cloud as entering its "awkward teenage years," not quite at the point of adulthood, but stretching outside the comfort zone (of enterprises) and experimenting with new ideas. Today Akamai is introducing Terra Alta, its latest application acceleration product that acts kind of like a finishing school, so to speak, to help refine the cloud and deliver applications
Two things are pretty undeniable when it comes to mobile.One is that "online" activity (which is a pretty archaic term - most of us don't "go online" anymore; we're already there nearly all the time, even before we get out of bed in the morning) is shifting toward mobile. Whether you look at the Cisco Visual Networking Index, or the comprehensive, though now somewhat dated, Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report,
I promised to return with some results on our new Akamai/Riverbed partnered SaaS acceleration solution, the Steelhead Cloud Accelerator.First, let's examine the challenges that SaaS applications add to end-user performance and productivity. Unlike origin-based applications, a branch user attaching to a SaaS application has unique challenges. In 80% of the use cases globally, that branch office user is forced to traverse the private WAN back to a HQ or "hub"