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Amazon CloudFront gets whole site delivery and acceleration

by Lydia Leong  |  May 14, 2012

For months, there have been an abundance of rumors that Amazon was intending to enter the dynamic site acceleration market; it was the logical next step for its CloudFront CDN....

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Akamai buys Cotendo

by Lydia Leong  |  December 23, 2011

Akamai is acquiring Cotendo for a purchase price of $268 million, somewhat under the rumored $300 million that had been previously reported in the Israeli press. To judge from the...

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Cotendo's potential acquisition

by Lydia Leong  |  December 1, 2011

Thus far, merger-watchers eyeing the rumored bidding for Cotendo seem to be asking: Why this high a valuation compared to the rest of the CDN industry? Who are the potential...

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What makes Akamai sticky?

by Lydia Leong  |  August 23, 2011

There's one thing in particular that tends to make Akamai customers "sticky" -- the amount the customer uses professional services. The more professional services a customer consumes from Akamai, the...

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Limelight Networks buys AcceloWeb

by Lydia Leong  |  May 25, 2011

I am way behind on my news announcements, or I'd have posted on this earlier: Limelight has bought AcceloWeb. AcceloWeb is a front-end optimization software company (sometimes called Web content...

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Akamai and Riverbed partner on SaaS delivery

by Lydia Leong  |  May 15, 2011

Akamai and Riverbed have signed a significant partnership deal to jointly develop solutions that combine Internet acceleration with WAN optimization. The two companies will be incorporating each other's technologies into...

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Akamai sues Cotendo for patent infringement

by Lydia Leong  |  November 11, 2010

How to tell when a CDN has arrived: Akamai sues them for patent infringement. The lawsuit that Akamai has filed against Cotendo alleges the violation of three patents. The most...

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Netflix, Akamai, and video delivery performance

by Lydia Leong  |  November 9, 2010

Dan Rayburn's blg post about the Akamai/Netflix relationship seems to have set off something of a firestorm, and I've been deluged by inquiries from Gartner Invest clients about it. I...

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Google's mod_pagespeed and Cotendo

by Lydia Leong  |  November 8, 2010

Those of you who are Gartner clients know that in the last year, my colleague Joe Skorupa and I have become excited about the emergence of software-based application acceleration via...

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Next round, Akamai vs. Limelight

by Lydia Leong  |  April 27, 2009

In CDN news this past weekend, a judge has overturned the jury verdict in the Akamai vs. Limelight patent infringement case. Akamai has said it intends to appeal. The judge...

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