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Akamai Enabled Spanish Internet Users to Follow March 9 General Elections Online
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global provider for accelerating content and applications online, today announced that its Dynamic Site Accelerator services were used to enable millions of online users to stay informed throughout the Ministry of Interior's online coverage of the General and Andalucía Autonomic Elections Day, on March 9, 2008. The Ministry of Interior used Akamai's services to deliver up-to-the-minute election coverage to a record-breaking Internet audience.
The Ministry of Interior experienced a 10 fold increase in the amount of traffic to its website with peaks in excess of 700 megabits per second and the highest peak of 724 megabits per second on March 9th at 10:25 pm. Thanks to Akamai's Dynamic Site Accelerator solution, visitors to the Ministry’s website experienced significantly faster website performance.
"Governments are increasingly using the Internet to enhance the flow of information and services to their citizens. One of the challenges they face is making sure that these services are delivered in a quick and reliable manner, especially when millions of visitors are expected to visit these portals and online websites simultaneously. Our role in helping the Spanish public organisms to deliver the results of their latest elections online further shows the strength of our global platform in supporting such e-Government initiatives," said Henri d'Oriola, Regional Sales Manager, Akamai Technologies Southern Europe.
Dynamic Site Accelerator allows businesses and government entities to improve their site performance by as much as five times when compared to their original Web infrastructure without the need to invest in a costly hardware build-out to support the increased load of Internet traffic. The Akamai solution is used by online businesses in every sector to handle their web traffic and to provide security for their online transactions.
Akamai® is the leading global service provider for accelerating content and applications online. Thousands of organizations have formed trusted relationships with Akamai, improving their revenue and reducing costs by maximizing the performance of their online businesses. Leveraging the Akamai EdgePlatform, these organizations gain business advantage today, and have the foundation for the emerging Web solutions of tomorrow. Akamai is "The Trusted Choice for Online Business." For more information, visit www.akamai.com.