Where are Akamai servers located?
Akamai’s headquarters are in Kendall Square. Akamai started out in Technology Square and later expanded to multiple buildings in Cambridge Center.
How many servers does Akamai have?
Network Deployment: Akamai has deployed the most pervasive, highly-distributed content delivery network (CDN) with approximately 325,000 servers in more than 135 countries and nearly 1,435 networks around the world. Globally Akamai is Trusted by: 56 percent of the Fortune 500. 42 percent of the Fortune 1,000.
What is the edge Akamai?
The Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform is the world’s largest and most sophisticated edge network with over 4,000 locations across nearly 140 countries, capable of scaling to more than 300 Tbps.
How many Presence points does Akamai have?
Akamai has an unmatched global network capacity of 300+ Tbps and is unparalleled at scale with over 4,200 locations and upwards of 1,400 networks that span 135 countries.
Does Facebook use Akamai?
To provide good quality of service (e.g., low access delay) to their clients, FB relies on Akamai which provides a worldwide content distribution network with a large number of edge servers that are much closer to FB subscribers.
Does Netflix use a CDN?
Netflix Open Connect is our purpose-built Content Delivery Network (CDN) responsible for serving 100% of our video traffic. Close to 95% of our traffic globally is delivered via direct connections between Open Connect and the residential ISPs our members use to access the Internet.
How does the Akamai network of edge servers work?
Akamai network of Edge Servers When a user makes a request, Akamai dynamically maps this to the closest available edge server. The edge server applies the business rules that the content provider has specified, before using the best available route between all other edge servers within the Akamai network to fetch content from the origin.
How do you add a site to Akamai?
A site is added to Akamai by adding a CNAME record in DNS that points from the hostname, say ‘community.akamai.com’, to an Akamai edge hostname, ‘community.akamai.com.edgekey.net’, where the Akamai controlled edge server mapping takes over to assign the best available edge server.
How does the default route work for Akamai?
In Akamai’s case this is via SureRoute. Akamai’s network of servers (a user first connects to the edge server and any subsequent parent to that server) overlays the default route to the origin. The default route may pass between several different ISPs and networks, which may not always peer well with each other.
Where are the headquarters of Akamai Technologies located?
Akamai’s headquarters are in Kendall Square. Akamai started out in Technology Square and later expanded to multiple buildings in Cambridge Center. They consolidated their offices in a purpose-built building at 145 Broadway in December 2019.