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Licensed Media Distribution, Infrastructure > Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Akamai Technologies' core intelligent mapping technology is known as EdgeAdvantage,
distribution service (CCD) based on Peer-to-Peer technologies. The company was cofounded by Massachusetts Institute of
Laboratory for Computer Science (M.I.T. LCS) professor Tom Leighton, an
in parallel algorithms, applied mathematics and fault tolerance in
Akamai provides what is commonly known as content peering, the task
optimizing large and complex networks and keeping large sites up and
content, applications and streaming media at usable rates.
Akamai's FreeFlow service delivers content via its global network
sophisticated algorithms developed by M.I.T. researchers. The service
continuously monitors Internet conditions to discover the optimal "edge
and delivery route for each request. Akamai's Digital Parcel Service (DPS) combines enhanced content delivery with digital rights management capabilities to form a licensed digital media content distribution system.
Date Listed: 03/10/2001