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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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Combining highly-distributed, energy-efficient computing with intelligent software, Akamai's global platform is transforming the cloud into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, transact and collaborate.
As mobile devices become more popular across the globe, Akamai is pushing into mobile content delivery, which is expected to be one of its prime growth engines going forward.
"Our philosophy's to be one step ahead in the service perspective," says Craig Adams, who leads Akamai's customer experience team.
Based on my conversations with others, this product appears to be the least understood of Akamai's offerings in terms of how it works, the types of content it delivers, and the types of customers that use it.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform ActThe release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
The idea that led to Akamai began as an academic research project at MIT.
Attackers flooded Akamai's domain name servers with spurious traffic, causing response times to drop sufficiently low that the majority of requests for web pages could not be delivered upon before they timed out.
Since 1999, Akamai has offered to highly popular Web sites ways to ease congestion.
AXS, which serves markets that require high-speed image and data access such as e-business and e-learning, will become a premier member of the Akamai Alliance Program, providing its customers with access to Akamai's broad range of services through a single-source provider.
Akamai intends to use approximately $50 million of the net proceeds from this offering to repurchase shares of its common stock from purchasers of notes in the offering in privately-negotiated transactions effected through one or more of the initial purchasers or their affiliates.
Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, announced the agenda for its Akamai Edge World 2019 customer conference, taking place from June 10-13, 2019, at the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
The joint venture named Global Open Network (GO-NET) is the result of more than three years of close collaboration between Akamai and MUFG.