Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading global service provider for accelerating content and applications online, today announced that the Company is providing its services to the organizers of Live Earth, The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis. Akamai is providing 'on demand' Web infrastructure needed to support the high levels of visitor traffic to www.liveearth.org before, during, and following this Saturday's unprecedented series of music concerts.
In addition, Akamai is providing its services to The Alliance for Climate Protection, whose mission is to persuade the American people — and people elsewhere in the world – of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions for the climate crisis. Additional information can be found at www.climateprotect.org.
"We couldn't reach the audience we need to reach without Akamai's help. It's that simple," said Brian Reich, Director of New Media, The Alliance for Climate Protection. "Our website is designed to engage, educate, and help support millions of people across the globe as they commit to making real, meaningful changes to their lives to help address the climate crisis. The whole world will be watching, and with the help of Akamai, they will be looking to our website for information on July 7th, and for a long time to come."
"The ubiquity of the Internet has revolutionized how the global community can come together as one to share ideas, offer debate, gather support, and rally around a cause," said Brad Rinklin, vice president of marketing, Akamai. "We applaud these important efforts to build awareness for climate protection, and are thrilled to be in the position to help enable these organizations to serve a worldwide online audience."
Leveraging Akamai's global computing platform of over 25,000 servers, LiveEarth.org and ClimateProtect.org will have the scalability on demand to support visitor interest. Akamai's integrated reporting tools will also provide these sites with real-time business intelligence to effectively measure the success of their awareness efforts.
About Live Earth
Live Earth is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on July 7, 2007 to combat the climate crisis. Live Earth will stage concerts in New York, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg and Hamburg, and will feature more than 150 of the world's best music acts – a mix of both legendary music acts like The Police, Genesis, Bon Jovi and Madonna with the latest headliners like Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, Black Eyed Peas and Jack Johnson.
Live Earth's 24 hours of music across 7 continents will deliver a worldwide call to action and the solutions necessary to answer that call. Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign to drive individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis. Live Earth is partnering with the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Group, Stop Climate Chaos and other international organizations in this ongoing effort. Live Earth was founded by Kevin Wall, CEO of Control Room, the company producing the concerts globally. Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a Partner of Live Earth.
Building on the momentum of Live Earth, The Alliance for Climate Protection will commence a 3-5 year campaign to convince people from all walks of life about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis. In particular we will work globally to advance the principles outlined in Live Earth's 7-Point Pledge. Combining the need for personal action with demanding action from leaders, the campaign will surround people in their daily lives, through the power and reach of mass media, the internet, partnerships with consumer-facing businesses and collaboration with grassroots organizations from the environmental and broader community-based sectors.
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