23 Facts About Akamai Technologies


Akamai Technologies, Inc is an American content delivery network, cybersecurity, and cloud service company, providing web and Internet security services.

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Akamai Technologies operates a network of servers worldwide and rents capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations near the user.

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Akamai Technologies entered the 1998 MIT $50K competition with a business proposition based on their research on consistent hashing, and were selected as one of the finalists.

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Akamai Technologies launched its commercial service in April 1999 and was listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market from October 29, 1999.

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On July 1, 2001, Akamai Technologies was added to the Russell 3000 Index and Russell 2000 Index.

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On February 9, 2021, Akamai Technologies announced it would reorganize into two internal groups: Security Technology and Edge Technology.

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Akamai Technologies re-established the role of chief technology officer and that Robert Blumofe would serve in that role.

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Akamai Technologies started in Technology Square and later expanded to multiple buildings in Cambridge Center.

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Akamai Technologies Intelligent Platform is a distributed cloud computing platform that operates worldwide.

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Each Akamai Technologies server is equipped with proprietary software that uses complex algorithms to process requests from nearby users, then serve the requested content.

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Akamai Technologies delivers web content over its Intelligent Platform by transparently mirroring elements such as HTML, CSS, software downloads, and media objects from customers' servers.

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The Akamai Technologies server is automatically chosen depending on the type of content and the user's network location.

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State of the Internet report is a quarterly report Akamai Technologies releases based on data gathered from its Intelligent Platform, which provides global Internet statistics such as connection speed, broadband adoption, attack traffic, network connectivity, and mobile connectivity.

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Akamai Technologies offers the Internet Visualization application, which allows users to view real-time data on their mobile device.

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On October 9, 2013, Akamai Technologies announced its Open Initiative at the 2013 Akamai Technologies Edge Conference.

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Akamai Technologies owns about 60 other domains, but the primary domains it uses include:.

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On July 21, 1999, at Macworld Expo New York, Apple and Akamai Technologies announced a strategic partnership to build Apple's new media network, QuickTime TV, based on QuickTime Streaming Server.

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In September 1999, Microsoft and Akamai Technologies formed a strategic relationship to incorporate Windows Media technology in Akamai Technologies's FreeFlow service, as well as to facilitate the porting of the FreeFlow product to the Windows platform; this relationship exists to this day.

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Akamai Technologies provided streaming services to ESPN Star during the course of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

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One of Akamai Technologies's patents covers delivering electronic data using a CDN.

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Internet Web site proprietors contract with Akamai Technologies to deliver their Web sites' content to individual Internet users.

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Under the interpretation of patent law, when Akamai Technologies decided to sue Limelight for patent infringement, a method patent could be infringed upon only when a single actor performed all the steps.

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Akamai Technologies initially lost the case, even taking it to the Supreme Court.

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