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Akamai Recognized as a Leader in the ‘IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor Assessment’

Analyst firm cites innovation, breadth of capabilities, developer tools and global services as key strengths in naming Akamai a WW Commercial CDN leader

Cambridge, MA USA | March 22, 2022


Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world's most trusted solution to power and protect digital experiences, has again been recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor Assessment. The IDC MarketScape noted Akamai’s balanced and comprehensive portfolio, and an appetite for innovation among the capabilities and differentiators that helped position it in the Leaders Category.

“In a digital-first world, delivering great experiences and securing enterprises has become more important than ever,” said Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, IDC. “Akamai is helping enterprises across the full spectrum of compute, delivery, and security. Akamai’s global scope, extensive products and services, developer tooling, and partner network enables it to truly power and protect life online.”

The IDC MarketScape highlighted “Akamai’s balanced and comprehensive portfolio spanning media and web delivery, emerging edge applications, extensive security capabilities, and programmable edge addresses the needs of all enterprise segments and the developer community.” Among the numerous strengths listed, the IDC MarketScape emphasized how “Akamai's appetite for innovation is showcased by the fact that the vendor continues to expand its services and capabilities beyond CDN and leverage innovative technologies such as AI/ML to address new areas like IoT, DevOps, and blockchain.”

“The position that Akamai has been named in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor Assessment is a testament to our customers and the passion and commitment of our team,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, chief executive officer and co-founder, Akamai. “We achieved this position thanks to a customer base that continues to challenge us in the best possible ways and employees who consistently respond at the highest levels. With the addition of Linode, Akamai welcomes a new audience of developers to build, run, deliver, and secure their applications on the world’s most distributed cloud services platform.”

Akamai was also named a Leader in the first IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2019 Vendor Assessment (doc #US44842119, August 2019).

To download an excerpt copy of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Commercial Content Delivery Network Services 2022 Vendor Assessment, click here.

About IDC MarketScape

IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors. 

About Akamai

Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences — helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away. Learn more about Akamai’s security, compute, and delivery solutions at and, or follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.