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Rating of Commercial Content Delivery Network Service Providers Worldwide 2022′

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

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s most trusted solution for powering and protecting digital experiences, has again been recognized as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Global Business Content Delivery Network Service Provider Assessment 2022. IDC MarketScape noted Akamai’s balanced and comprehensive portfolio, as well as an appetite for innovation among capabilities and differentiators that helped position it in the Leaders category.

“In a digitally driven world, delivering great experiences and securing businesses has become more important than ever,” said Ghassan Abdo, vice president of research, IDC. “Akamai helps businesses in all areas of compute, delivery, and security. Akamai’s global reach, extensive products and services, developer tools, and network of partners enable it to truly power and protect life online.

IDC MarketScape noted that “Akamai’s balanced and comprehensive portfolio spanning media and web streaming, emerging edge applications, extensive security capabilities, and programmable edge meets the needs of all segments of the enterprise and of the developer community. Among the many strengths listed, IDC MarketScape noted that “Akamai’s appetite for innovation is evidenced 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 such as IoT, DevOps, and blockchain.”

“The position to which Akamai was appointed in the IDC MarketScape: Global Business Content Delivery Network Service Provider Assessment 2022 is a testament to our customers and the passion and commitment of our team,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO and co-founder of Akamai. “We have achieved this position thanks to a clientele that continues to challenge us in the best possible way and employees that consistently respond at the highest level. 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: Rating of Commercial Content Delivery Network Service Providers Worldwide 2019 (doc #US44842119, August 2019).

To download an extract from IDC MarketScape: Global Business Content Delivery Network Service Provider Assessment 2022, Click here.

About IDC MarketScape
The IDC MarketScape Vendor Assessment Model is designed to provide insight into the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) vendors in a given market. The research methodology uses a rigorous scoring methodology based on qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a unique graphical illustration of each vendor’s position in a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework within which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future 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 potential vendors.

About Akamai
Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies around the world choose Akamai to create, deliver and secure their digital experiences, helping billions of people live, work and play every day. With the world’s most distributed computing platform, from cloud to edge, we make it easier for our customers to develop and run applications, while bringing user experiences closer and threats away. Learn more about Akamai’s security, compute, and delivery solutions at and follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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