Join Akamai’s State of the Internet Report Webinar on 17th December

Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network earlier had released its State of the Internet Report with details about the health of the internet, traffic details based on various states and countries and also had categorised the internet traffic into various categories like attack traffic, traffic for news site, retail traffic etc. Akamai is now organizing a Webinar to discuss the state of the internet.

Akamai State of Internet

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Are you concerned about how Internet outages and related problems impact your customers’ ability to access your online business? Have you secured your Web sites against Denial of Service attacks? Do you factor in broadband adoption rates as you look to optimize performance of your online operations on a global scale?

Join Akamai, the market leader in managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online, as they discuss the state of the Internet and its impact on the online industry. 

During this Webinar, David Belson, Director of Market Intelligence at Akamai, will lead an interactive discussion providing insights into:

Broadband Adoption Trends

Impact On Adoption of HD Video

Vulnerabilities in Core Internet Protocols

Attack Traffic Trends

Online Data Visualization Tools

When will this webinar take place?

This webinar will take place on December 17th 2008 and there will be two sessions: 7:30 pm Indian Standard Time (9.00 am EST) and 11:30 pm Indian Standard Time (1.00 pm EST)

How Much will this Event Cost?

This is a FREE event. There is no charge. Click here to register.

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US Elections attracted 8,572,042 internet users per minute

We all know that Barack Obama has been elected as the 44th President of America. However, On the US Election day, when everyone was stuck in front of their computers or TV sets to get the latest stats of the poll results, News websites were busy pumping out heavy traffic to their end users. 

According to Akamai Technologies, the worlds largest content delivery network and content and application delivery provider for world’s largest and best news networks like CNN, BBC etc. a record of 8.5 million visitors were recorded at 11:00PM EST.


Graph peak from Akamai

Graph peak from Akamai

Akamai registered a record 8.5 million “global visitors per minute” at 11:00 P.M EST last night.  The previous record of 7.2 million was set in June 2006 for the World Cup, company data shows.  8:30 a.m. update: Here’s statement provided to Beet.TV by an Akamai spokesperson:

“We believe the information that is communicated by this Net Usage Index for News is an important measurement tool for showing the Internet’s pervasive role in our day-to-day lives.  Yesterday’s Election Night coverage generated the highest peak in global Web traffic — to a collective set of leading online news sites — that we have seen since launching the index in August of 2005.  We expect Web traffic levels to also be high today as people continue to follow this historic event.”

It will be interesting to see when this record breaks.

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Vaibhav Pandey