Media Streaming

With increasing demand from global audiences for media streaming, content delivery network (CDN) providers need high performance streaming media solutions in order to stay competitive. User's expectations are increasingly high – they want media streaming to be fast and video quality to be high, and they want their media streaming services to be available on any device, anytime, anywhere. Providers require solutions that enable them to reach audiences reliably where they are, to scale quickly as needed, and to intelligently adjust to dynamic network environments and deliver the highest viewing quality possible.

Any misstep in an online video strategy can have lasting negative effects on a provider's brand reputation and customer loyalty. That's why so many CDN providers today choose solutions from Akamai.

Akamai's media streaming solution

Akamai Adaptive Media Delivery provides high-performance media streaming, with highly reliable HTTP delivery of media content over a broad range of fixed and mobile network types at a variety of connection speeds. Adaptive Media Delivery is built on the Akamai Intelligent Platform™, the largest CDN in the world, with more than 150,000 globally distributed servers providing superior scalability, availability, reliability, reach.

Adaptive media delivery provides:

  • Reliability. With the ability to deliver extraordinary capacity and scale, Akamai is a trusted partner for the content providers who stream the world's largest online events. Because it's impossible to predict when and where content may go viral, the reliability of Adaptive Media Delivery has made it the choice of some of the world's most successful brands.
  • Quality. Leveraging the latest Adaptive Bitrate technologies and more than 15 years of Akamai expertise, Adaptive Media Delivery provides a smooth, high-quality viewing experience.
  • Proximity. Adaptive Media Delivery reduces the inevitable latency, congestion and packet loss that even the highest quality networks can experience on the Internet. By using a broadly deployed network of edge servers with 20 to 100 times more points of presence than other providers, Akamai is able to put servers closer to the audience for the lowest latency and highest quality media streaming experience.

Benefits of media streaming with Akamai

By choosing Adaptive Media Delivery as your media streaming solution, you can:

  • Scale rapidly to meet the demands of large audiences, whether planned or unexpected.
  • Provide media streaming on any device.
  • Optimize online video playback quality and performance.
  • Deliver superior quality and reliability in video streaming services.
  • Leverage the experience gained from streaming the world's largest online events.

Learn more about media streaming with Akamai, as well as solutions for cloud-based Software as a Service solutions, application hosting, and more.