Akamai Unveils Cloud Solutions at IBC
AMSTERDAM -- Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today introduced two new solutions for television broadcasters and distributors designed to mitigate challenges associated with cloud computing and ensure high-quality origin delivery to the Akamai network. Akamai Cloud Wrapper and Akamai Direct Connect demonstrate how the Akamai Edge can help reduce costs while offering broadcast-quality streaming performance and enable broadcasters to implement emerging technology strategies, such as cloud computing.
Akamai Cloud Wrapper optimizes connectivity between public cloud infrastructures and the Akamai Intelligent Edge to eliminate common barriers to over-the-top (OTT) delivery in cloud environments without requiring changes to existing workflows. Specifically, Cloud Wrapper provides customers with a dedicated cache footprint within Akamai’s delivery network that wraps around centralized cloud infrastructures in a manner designed to maximize origin offload and reduce origin requests, while minimizing egress fees for streaming TV.
Akamai Direct Connect provides customers that manage their own origin infrastructure with a dedicated, private connection to the Akamai Edge network, eliminating the traditional and often unreliable step of delivering content from the origin over the internet. Both solutions are part of Akamai’s live and on-demand streaming media service, Adaptive Media Delivery, and will be showcased at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam (September 14-18, 2018) at booth 1.D35.
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