Akamai Launches IoT Edge Connect To Target IoT Devices

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  • At present, Akamai’s main markets are media, content and security
  • Akamai is investing to extend its network capabilities with the goal of meeting the unique needs of the growing IoT device and application messaging markets

Massachusetts-based cloud delivery platform Akamai Technologies has launched IoT Edge Connect. The service is part of Akamai’s Edge Cloud portfolio and aims to connect the Internet of Things applications and endpoint devices.

The rise of Things
At present, Akamai’s main markets are media, content and security, but this IoT Edge Connect service is part of the company’s efforts to use its existing network of 250,000 servers in 4,000 locations across 140 countries for the Internet of Things applications.

Akamai said that they believe the current data platforms for IoT were not designed for the scale and performance needs the industry will face in the coming years and claimed that it will be able to support “10-times more messages than other IoT or in-app messaging cloud solutions.”

Craig Adams, senior vice president and general manager, web performance and security at Akamai Technologies, said that Akamai is investing to extend its network capabilities with the goal of meeting the unique needs of the growing IoT device and application messaging markets.

Delivering massive amounts of data across the globe securely is in Akamai’s DNA, informed Adams. He further stated that they are focused on developing technology designed to scale, simplify and secure the way IoT and application data is delivered to endpoints.

Baishakhi Dutta

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