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Akamai

(Akamai Technologies, Inc., Cambridge, MA, www.akamai.com) The largest content delivery network (CDN) with more than 30,000 servers around the world. Founded in 1998, Akamai licensed algorithms developed by MIT scientists to develop a high-performance network that could route traffic to the most expedient Web server depending on the source of the request and traffic conditions. Akamai, pronounced "ah-ka-my") is Hawaiian for intelligent, or "cool."

In addition to general Web acceleration and downloading, streaming services and server-side processing, Akamai provides a comprehensive media management solution. Content providers can upload their newly created media to the Akamai Stream OS system for content delivery, digital rights management (DRM) and extensive reporting. See CDN.
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Akamai has moved from creating a content delivery network overlay to becoming extensively integrated into the Internet, with an ubiquitous presence that today serves traffic from all corners of the globe," said Jonathan Stefansky, vice president of network infrastructure and architecture, Akamai.
Akamai also enables VideoEgg to easily add new partner sites while introducing additional ways to monetize digital assets on behalf of these publishers through the largest ad network for social media sites, the Eggnetwork.
By combining Netli's high performance communications protocol with Akamai's massive global scale and unique capabilities to route Internet traffic around points of congestion, Akamai expects to offer businesses the most comprehensive and effective managed services for accelerating applications.
Multi-channel advertisements are just one part of the convergence between TV and Internet audiences, bringing rich, interactive video content to the Internet and engaging consumers for an extended period of time," said Brad Rinklin, vice president of marketing at Akamai.
The impact of the recent earthquake near Taiwan is a prime example of the often over-looked vulnerabilities with today's Internet infrastructure," said Tom Leighton, chief scientist at Akamai.
The Akamai Net Usage Index for Advertising provides a unique view into the aggregate Web usage patterns before, during and after the game for Akamai's customers that are integrating their broadcast advertising campaigns with an online component.
Akamai's Digital Asset Solutions including Electronic Software Delivery and Akamai Media Delivery have been selected by numerous leaders in the online gaming market to date.
Akamai's Digital Asset Solutions including Electronic Software Delivery and Akamai Media Delivery are among the world's leading online game software delivery services, providing dynamic mapping of the Internet by means of over 20,000 Akamai servers dispersed throughout the globe.
We believe that the addition of Nine Systems' technology broadens our total offering, demonstrates our commitment to the digital media market, and will enable our media customers' businesses to grow even more rapidly," said Paul Sagan, president and CEO of Akamai.
Separately, Akamai conducted a survey of online consumers to better understand their digital music habits.
Teaming with Multicast and Onstream Media helps Akamai offer all companies, regardless of size, a complete suite of cost-effective digital media products and services that offer global scalability and complete reliability.
I want to thank Kim for her tremendous contributions to Akamai," Sagan said.