As the demand for streaming media continues to rise, content delivery providers require a state-of-the-art streaming media server solution in order to meet customer expectations and stay competitive in a rapidly evolving market.
The right streaming media server must be able to provide broadcast-quality content and scale rapidly to accommodate spikes in user demand. It must be able to optimize and serve media on any device while supporting a wide range of streaming video protocols. And a superior streaming media server must provide unflagging reliability, as any problems in media delivery can have a long-lasting effect on audience perceptions of a content provider’s brand.
To meet these challenges, Akamai offers Adaptive Media Delivery, a streaming media server optimized for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) streaming and that delivers a superior viewing experience across fixed and mobile networks and varying connection speeds.
Akamai’s streaming media server has proven more than reliable while streaming some of the world’s largest online events, including the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the FIFA World Cup.
Akamai’s streaming server overcomes the challenges of latency, congestion and packet loss on the Internet by using a broad network of edge servers to bring content closer to users. Akamai has 20 to 100 times more Points of Presence (POPs) than other global CDN providers, and relies on partnerships with the world’s leading service providers to place edge servers deep within more than 1200 service provider networks, delivering lower latency and higher quality.
Akamai’s streaming media server provides significant advantages for streaming media services: