1) Manage IP addresses of origin servers
An origin server
sees connections coming from the proxy' address, not the client's.
SureRoute mitigates the inefficiencies of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) by leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform's massively distributed network of servers and Internet intelligence to make performance-based routing decisions between the end users and the origin server
Reducing the load on an origin server
eliminates the need for capital investment for larger origin servers
SV2, a post-2000 box which replaces SV1's flat memory with a distributed shared memory system inherited from SGI's SN1 MIPS-based Origin server
will also supersede the high-end T90 vector processor and run a new operating system crafted from SGI's Irix Unix, Unicos, the Hive Cellular Irix work and more.
Edge-origin architecture separates edge server functions from origin server
functions, incorporates support for tiered library management, improves network performance and scalability, increases storage efficiency, and provides architectural and implementation flexibility to customers.
US Patent 6,859,840, titled "Prefix Caching for Media Objects," provides a general mechanism for distributing content from a content management system maintained at an origin server
cluster to a set of edge nodes.
Silicon Graphics Inc already offers a 128-way Origin server
Additionally, ASC handles the mapping of complex Web requests and responses to content identifiers in its assembly engine and the response logic to serve requested data without impacting the origin server
Although sales of its Origin server
line rose 25% year over year all of that gain was all attributable to the US.
The complete installation of new equipment in October includes one 256-processor Origin system and one 32-processor Origin server
Akamai's connection optimization technology brought dramatic performance improvements - over a 150 percent increase - to the Asia-Pacific region's ability to access dynamic content that must route back for transaction to our origin server
in Europe," said Richard Olivecrona, Director, Internet and Intranet Management, SKF Group.