If you have been online and downloaded music, checked the news, booked a vacation, shopped for just about anything, you have probably benefitted from Akamai's technology. Akamai operates the world's largest distributed computing platform and it addresses weaknesses inherent in the Internet by detecting and avoiding problems and vulnerabilities. Akamai's technology – at its core, applied mathematics and algorithms - has transformed the chaos of the Internet into a predictable, scalable, and secure platform for business and entertainment. The Akamai EdgePlatform comprises 70,000 servers deployed in 70 countries that continually monitor the Internet, including its traffic, trouble spots, and overall conditions. That information allows Akamai to intelligently optimize routes and replicate content for faster, more reliable delivery. What does that mean for your customers? An optimal web experience.
The Akamai approach is to:
- Eliminate long routes whenever possible by replicating and delivering content and applications from servers located close to the end users instead of from centralized servers. Akamai calls this delivering from "the edges of the Internet."
- Optimize routes by mapping paths across the Internet to avoid trouble spots, compressing content, and replicating packets to ensure fast, complete delivery.