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Akamai Highlights Published Research on Topics Ranging from Content and Applications Delivery to Distributed Systems
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and business processes online, today announced that it is highlighting a select series of technical publications, previously published in academic journals and at conferences. These papers, written or co-authored by Akamai employees, represent research that has impacted the development of distributed computing systems and the delivery of Web content and applications — both at Akamai and elsewhere throughout the industry and academia.
This published body of work represents some of the innovative research pursued at Akamai as part of ongoing efforts to define and enhance its market-leading services. The Company's researchers often share these ideas by publishing their findings in highly competitive and well-respected academic journals and conferences. Akamai has a deep relationship with academia, which includes personnel speaking at public events, supporting academic conferences, and interacting with leading researchers from around the world.
As an example, Akamai's Chief Technology Officer, Michael Afergan, spoke today at WORLDS '05 in San Francisco. WORLDS '05 is the "Second Workshop on Real, Large Distributed Systems," and brings together people who are exploring the new challenges of building widely distributed networked systems. Dr. Afergan presented a recently published paper Experience with some Principles for Building an Internet-Scale Reliable System, co-authored with Akamai researchers Joel Wein and Amy LaMeyer. The paper reviews the design methodology used to achieve commercial-quality reliability in a global content delivery platform.
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