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Live Data Visualization of Akamai Support for “World IPv6 Day” to be available at www.akamai.com/ipv6
CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 07, 2011 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, announced today that it is planning to provide a real-time data visualization of IPv6 Web traffic served from its global platform during “World IPv6 Day” on June 8th. To be available at www.akamai.com/ipv6, the Akamai visualization is designed to show the pattern of traffic served during the 24-hour period (from midnight to midnight Greenwich Mean Time).
With a rapidly growing shortage in available IPv4 addresses, World IPv6 Day serves as a reminder that online businesses must act quickly to transition to IPv6 or risk increased costs and limited functionality for Internet users around the globe. Akamai has joined the Internet Society, and other Internet businesses, to encourage preparation and planning for the transition to IPv6. Akamai’s participation includes IPv6-enabling www.akamai.com, as well as supporting over 30 customers from around the globe that have opted in to Akamai’s IPv6 technology platform.
“Akamai’s role in the deployment of IPv6 is critical to its customers,” said Mark Townsley, Cisco Distinguished Engineer and former Internet Area Director for the IETF. “Online for over 25 years, www.cisco.com is one of the more sophisticated websites Akamai serves today. Cisco and Akamai worked closely to tailor a solution that met our needs for World IPv6 Day, and we are confident that the largest global test-drive of IPv6 ever performed will be an important milestone towards the adoption of IPv6 worldwide.”
GREE, a leading mobile social gaming platform in Japan, is leveraging Akamai to begin its transition to IPv6. “Like other SNS service providers, GREE acknowledges the challenges of IPv4 addresses running out and the importance of securing interconnectivity and interoperability with IPv6 clients,” said Masaki Inoue, Director of Infrastructure, Platform Development GREE, Inc. (http://www.gree.co.jp/en/). “The Akamai platform maximizes traffic offload and site performance by intelligently selecting optimum routes for IPv6 access using Akamai’s route optimization technology. Through implementation of IPv6 interconnectivity testing and verification with Akamai, GREE has a solid understanding of the effectiveness of the Akamai network and the intelligence that it can bring to support a complex IPv4/v6 mixed Internet environment.”
“Akamai is committed to helping our customers and network partners with a smooth transition to IPv6,” said Andy Champagne, vice president of Engineering at Akamai. “IPv6 adoption is still in its beginning stages, but we believe that early planning and testing are critical for all Internet businesses. Our data visualization tool is designed to serve as a representative view into the early adoption of this protocol.”
Akamai will be opening up its IPv6 offerings to all interested customers over the course of the coming year. Networks with native IPv6 are invited to speak with Akamai to have IPv6 configured in their locations.
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Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai’s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, inability to develop effective IPv6 visualization tools, inability or a decision not to make IPv6 tools available to our customers, a failure of Akamai’s network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.