Akamai Technologies, Inc. is an American content delivery network (CDN) and cloud service provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai's content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15% and 30% of all web traffic. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents out capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations close to the user. When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, his or her browser is redirected to one of Akamai's copies of the website.

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  • Attention world: In 2018, we officially surpassed 4 billion internet users[1] - and there are no signs of adoption rate slowing down. Yet the Internet as we know it has only been around since the 1990s. Along with it, different...

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  • Xero is an cloud-based accounting software for small businesses based in New Zealand. Founded in 2006, Xero has grown exponentially and has become a trusted software tool for over 1.2 million subscribers and has seen $1.4 trillion dollars worth of transactions in the last year. Akamai and Xero began their relationship with Xero in 2009 and remains to be a key security partner as we collaborate at ...

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  • In order to provide our customers with a new level of flexibility, we are now offering monthly contract term options for our popular Akamai Cloudlets, the smart, scalable apps that operate at the edge to help simplify your web operations and improve user experience. The new contract options come in 30-day increments; for example, you […] The post Cloudlets: Now Available in 30-Day Increments appea...

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  • It may seem strange to apply concepts from Chinese philosophy to an IT security model, but representing complex ideas in simple terms can be a powerful tool for understanding and communicating. By viewing zero trust through the lens of...

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  • 2018 is a pivotal year for the integrity of our electoral process. The threat to the digital infrastructure of our elections is proliferating to a level that has not been seen before. Officials are working tirelessly to protect your vote...

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  • Promotional Deployment is a terrific new package for Akamai CLI that enables you to automate the promotion of changes between different environments in your deployment pipeline. This means you can now integrate CDN changes into your deployment pipeline by simply parameterizing a single configuration file to cater to different environments. As with any other CLI […] The post Automate the Promotion ...

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  • Airbnb, founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone. Airbnb allows travelers to take advantage of the availability of space in homes, apartments, villas – even tree-houses – and create their own unique travel experience. With custom...

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  • The DNS tools “whoami.akamai.net” and its alias “whoami.akamai.com” have been used for many years, often as a step in the process for diagnosing how a CDN is directing traffic, locality, and network reachability issues. Whoami was originally introduced as a quick solution that, as often happens, ended up sticking around for far longer than expected. […] The post Introducing a New whoami Tool for D...

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  • The 2018 O’Reilly Velocity + Fluent Conference is the place to be for the distributed systems, web performance, and DevOps communities to come together and share their latest work. The Akamai Developer team is thrilled to sponsor Velocity 2018; in addition, we’ll be delivering several can’t-miss talks at Fluent 2018. We certainly have a lot […] The post Visit Akamai at O’Reilly’s Velocity + Fluent...

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  • The dramatic growth of mobile devices, the widespread availability of always-on fast wireless networks, and the rapid adoption of cloud applications have transformed the viability of remote working. Employers are increasingly adopting flex schedules, implementing work from home options, and...

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  • In the interest of keeping our developer and admin communities updated, here’s our latest Akamai deprecation/replacement announcement: As of May 1st, 2018, we disabled the Akamai Global Traffic Management (GTM) SOAP APIs. Specifically, we will no longer support these legacy SOAP-based GTM APIs: PublishTrafficManagement PublishTrafficManagementV4 MonitorTrafficManagement Those APIs have been replac...

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  • More and more companies are looking at alternatives to VPNs due to the security risks associated with network level access. And increasingly, the goal is to eliminate network trust through a zero trust architecture - which is one of the...

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