Over 20 years ago, we set out to solve the toughest challenge of the early internet: the “World Wide Wait.” And we’ve been solving the internet’s toughest challenges ever since, working toward our vision of a safer and more connected world. At Akamai, we believe in problem-solving through curiosity and collaboration.
Today Akamai Technologies is a content delivery network (CDN), cybersecurity, and cloud service company, providing web and internet security services. Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform is one of the world’s largest distributed computing platforms. Our company 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.
When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, their browser is directed by Akamai’s domain name system to a proximal edge server that can serve the requested content. 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. Further, we implement DDoS mitigation and other security services in our edge server platform.
Replication & Automatic fail-over:
At Akamai we provide cloud computing services and software products to provide a secure platform for customer applications. Applications and enterprises can build on our technology through partner programs for customised pricing, delivery and business models. Additional cloud expertise can be brought in via cloud partners to help flow charge back to particular departments.
Core components of its software include: Multi–Geo deployment: applications are replicated at various locations; this provides IT teams the ability to architect applications that automatically fail over nation wide – or worldwide – to the next nearest location, without any programmer action required.
Cloud Security Platform provides filtering, malware scanning and failure handling functionality at the platform level, going between end users and the Akamai platform. Monitoring provides customers with tools to define SLAs and monitor application performance and internet “health” across Akamai‘s network of servers.
The Secure Content Delivery Platform (SCDP) is one of the most prevalent delivery methods to creating secure sites and apps. SCDP encompasses a broad range of products in the Akamai Toolkit that can be used to set up just–in–time content delivery infrastructure and a network infrastructure that can block threats. Many high–traffic websites, use the Akamai Toolkit daily to produce high availability, and ensure content delivery.
With the rise in consumer demand using HTTP/2, content delivery requests are now served over the Akamai Intelligent Platform using the customer‘s original domain name. This enables the impact and cost of traffic on the client‘s network to be virtually eliminated.
Every day, billions of people connect with their favorite brands to shop online, play games, share ideas, manage money, and so much more. They may not know it, but Akamai is there, powering and protecting life online.
Awards & Accolades:
We have been recognised more than 25 times for innovation, leadership, and excellence in financial reporting. In 2006, the our company was ranked as the #1 fastest growing company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.
In the same year, we were also ranked #3 overall in Deloitte‘s Fast 50, which ranks the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for businesses to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away. That’s why innovative companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences.
Our suite of leading security, compute, and delivery solutions are helping global companies make life better for billions of people, billions of times a day.