On Akamai

Akamai has some interesting pages about their service that I want to be able to find later, so here they are:

  • Visualisation 1 — attacks, latency and traffic maps. During the July 4 holiday in the US, traffic levels were 14% below normal!
  • Visualisation 2 — performance comparison. Save nearly 60 milliseconds between Sydney and Cambridge, MA if you use Akamai.
  • Visualisation 3 — at the time I write this, Akamai is serving 1.9 million hits per second.

Akamai must have some interesting logging to produce this reporting.

Akamai’s technology at its core, applied mathematics and algorithms – has transformed the chaos of the Internet into a predictable, scalable, and secure platform for business and entertainment. The Akamai EdgePlatform comprises 20,000 servers deployed in 71 countries that continually monitor the Internet traffic, trouble spots and overall conditions. We use that information to intelligently optimize routes and replicate content for faster, more reliable delivery. As Akamai handles 20% of total Internet traffic today, our view of the Internet is the most comprehensive and dynamic collected anywhere.

So there you go.