What Does Akamai Offer?
Akamai operates a worldwide network of over 200,000 servers, that help their customers deliver Internet content faster to their end users. The company estimates that it delivers 15-30% of the global web traffic.
Websites like Apple, Yahoo!, NBC, ESPN, the NBA, and Verizon Wireless, use Akamai for content delivery, which means that some of the content you view when visiting these sites is delivered from a nearby Akamai server, rather than the company's own servers.
What Are The Alternatives?
Content delivery networks (CDNs) are important for reducing latency. This has given rise to large internet players such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Google having their own CDNs. Third party players, similar to Akamai include Level3, Limelight, CDNetworks, and Fastly.
Has 2 Operating Segments:
Web Division : Segment revenue growth over the last couple of years has been due to increase in the sales of cloud security solutions such as Kona Site Defender, Prolexic, and Bot Manager.
Media and Carrier Division : Segment revenue growth over the last couple of years has been due to increase in web traffic and the sale of cloud security solutions.