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Akamai
Based on 23 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 2406 reviews.
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Overview
Akamai Technologies, Inc. is a content delivery network or CDN and cloud services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the United States. Akamai's content delivery network is one of the world's largest distributed computing platforms, responsible for serving between 15 and 30 percent of all web traffic. The company operates a network of servers around the world and rents capacity on these servers to customers who want their websites to work faster by distributing content from locations close to the user. Over the years their customers have included Apple, Facebook, Bing, Twitter and healthcare.gov. When a user navigates to the URL of an Akamai customer, their browser is redirected to one of Akamai's copies of this website, almost entirely invisible to the vast majority of its users.Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
Akamai: Airbnb, Audi, Cathay Pacific, E*Trade Financial, InterContinental Hotels Group, IKEA, Trulia, Warby Parker, Concur, NASDAQ OMX, NBC Olympics, Rabobank, Standard Chartered, Thomson Reuters, U.S. Department of State, Autodesk, CBC, MTV Networks, NBA, Rediff, Starz!, TV 2, Autotrader, Puma, Investec, Satuit, Schneider Versand, itBit, DISA, Sky Italia
Akamai Prolexic Routed: Fidor Bank
Akamai Kona Site Defender: AvidMobile, itBit
Akamai Web Application Protector: Douglas Omaha Technology Commission, ZALORA, PrintPlanet
Akamai Kona DDoS Defender: Best Buy, Audi, Fox, IBM, Fiat, Honda
Akamai Enterprise Application Access: Bugcrowd, InPowered, Spirent Communications
Akamai mPulse: Nordstrom, Gatwick, DirecTV, MSN, SquareSpace, SAP, Lenovo, Hallmark, myspace, Intuit, Kentucky Derby, Toys "R" Us, Netflix, Newsweek, The Washington Post, Lowe's, Nike, REI, Apple, Sears, Verizon, Wendy's, Huawei
Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector: MCNC, Educational Testing Service
Akamai Ion: Eurail, Boston Scientific
Akamai Fast DNS: Otto Group
Akamai Identity Cloud: Best Buy, Audi, Fox, IBM, Fiat, Honda
Microsoft Sentillion eXpresso: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NHS GGC, Nantes University Hospital Center, Fullerton Healthcare Group
Azure Active Directory: Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
Microsoft Exchange: Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
Windows Azure CDN: NORAD, Agreeya Mobility
Azure DNS: M-Files
Azure Monitor: Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
Microsoft Azure Application Gateway: Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell,
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