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The Akamai network: a platform for high-performance internet applications

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The Akamai network: a platform for high-performance internet applications
Comprising more than 61,000 servers located across nearly 1,000 networks in 70 countries worldwide, the Akamai platform delivers hundreds of billions of Internet interactions daily, helping thousands of enterprises boost the performance and reliability of their Internet applications. In this paper, we give an overview of the components and capabilities of this large-scale distributed computing platform, and offer some insight into its architecture, design principles, operation, and management. Categories and Subject Descriptors C.2.1 [Network Architecture and Design]: Distributed networks C.2.4 [Distributed Systems]: Distributed applications, Network operating systems General Terms Algorithms, Management, Performance, Design, Reliability, Security, Fault Tolerance. Keywords Akamai, CDN, overlay networks, application acceleration, HTTP, DNS, content delivery, quality of service, streaming media
Erik Nygren, Ramesh K. Sitaraman, Jennifer Sun
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where SIGOPS
Authors Erik Nygren, Ramesh K. Sitaraman, Jennifer Sun
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