Overview: Akamai’s Content Delivery Network

Akamai Technologies (AKAM) is the largest commercial content delivery network (CDN). The company delivers its content through a global network powered by more than 61,000 servers. At the Streaming Media East conference in New York, we spoke with Akamai’s Stuart Cleary about the company’s infrastructure, where it lives, and some of the capabilities this massive network provides Akamai and its customers. Cleary also discusses Akamai’s new solution for Flash streaming, which launched this week. This video runs about 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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