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20 Facts About Akamai
Akamai 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's mapping system assigns each user to a proximal edge server using sophisticated algorithms such as stable matching and consistent hashing, enabling more reliable and faster web downloads.
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Akamai re-established the role of chief technology officer and that Robert Blumofe would serve in that role.
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Akamai started in Technology Square and later expanded to multiple buildings in Cambridge Center.
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Akamai Intelligent Platform is a distributed cloud computing platform that operates worldwide.
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Each Akamai 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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The Akamai server is automatically chosen depending on the type of content and the user's network location.
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Akamai offers the Internet Visualization application, which allows users to view real-time data on their mobile device.
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Akamai Technologies owns about 60 other domains, but the primary domains it uses include:.
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One of Akamai's patents covers delivering electronic data using a CDN.
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Internet Web site proprietors contract with Akamai to deliver their Web sites' content to individual Internet users.
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Under the interpretation of patent law, when Akamai 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 initially lost the case, even taking it to the Supreme Court.
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