MJ Funeral Triggers 2nd Largest Traffic on Akamai

by CXOtoday Staff    Jul 10, 2009

Akamai Technologies reported experiencing the second largest day ever in terms of total online traffic with the live coverage of the funeral services of Michael Jackson. Akamai said it delivered more than 2,185,000 live and on-demand streams in Flash and Windows Media formats. Total traffic on the Akamai network surpassed a rate of more than 2 terabits per second during the memorial service. 

The largest day on the Akamai network in terms of total traffic on its network was the Obama inauguration live streaming in January 2009.

Akamai also delivered 548 Gbps of live and on-demand Flash streams utilizing Adobe Flash technology. 

Jim Guerard, vice president and general manager of Dynamic Media for Adobe, said, "We’re pleased a global audience was able to access and experience this high-profile event - as it happened - via the Adobe Flash Platform over the Akamai Network."

Adobe Flash Player is on over 98% of connected computers and delivers approximately 80% of Web video worldwide, ensuring that content and applications are presented consistently in the format users want, Guerard said.

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