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Akamai Technologies


Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a multinational company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1998 by Tom Leighton, Daniel M. Levin, Randall Kaplan, Preetish Nijhawan, and Jonathan Seelig. Produce various kinds of information technology products. The company employed 5,000 workers in 2014.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a global 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. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents out 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, Akamai implements DDoS mitigation and other security services in its edge server platform.


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