Akamai Discusses Role of Information Technology on Environmental Sustainability
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, is serving as sponsor and technology enabler for the TED Conferences (www.ted.com). TED is devoted to "ideas worth spreading," and offers millions of knowledge-seekers around the globe direct access to the world's greatest thinkers and teachers.
As part of TED's unique online forum, Akamai created a series of videos discussing how cloud computing will help to reduce the harmful effects on the environment stemming from the use of information technology (IT).
"The growth in carbon emissions related to IT is increasing far faster than in almost any other industry," said Nicola Peill-Moelter, director of Environmental Sustainability, Akamai. "If each of our customers, for example, were to build out server infrastructure to support their own highest monthly or yearly peaks in Web traffic, it would require an unprecedented amount of computing assets that would mostly remain unutilized. As the world moves towards cloud computing and virtualization, the opportunities are growing each day for the IT industry to embrace these shared resources and make considerable strides in reducing the impact on our environment."
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering rich media, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.