Apple’s content delivery network is starting to push OS X updates, and reportedly has multiple terabits per second of capacity.
Every quarter Akamai tracks the trends in broadband — from speeds to IPv6 readiness and security threats. This year the percentage of people who have speeds greater than 10 Mbps hit 20 percent for the first time.
Akamai’s job is to speed up the web, but as more companies use alternative DNS services, that can be difficult. So it’s signed a deal with OpenDNS to get content to people faster.
Traditional vendor alliances are under stress (to say the least) but a few partnerships bucked the trend this week in cloud.
The cloud stack may lack an OpenStack-style marketing push, but its first global conference in Berlin this week has been full of stories of successful, interesting deployments by the likes of Akamai, Fermilab and the Santander Group.
Video isn’t breaking the web, the way that the web’s biggest players are trying to optimize their costs at the expense of the best consumer experience is.
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CDN leader Akamai claims its FedRAMP prize with the blessing of not one but three government agencies.
Mt.Gox, which is still the biggest Bitcoin exchange by trading volume, is now self-hosting and using Akamai’s content delivery network — but lengthy deposit and withdrawal times remain a problem.
CDN provider EdgeCast has raised $54 million in debt and equity to help it add new products and sales staff. The company is profitable despite the competitive nature of the content delivery market.