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Akamai Activation

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:05 pm
by ForumAdmin
The Akamai servers have now been installed and have been 'live' for a little over a week now.

They are delivering a peak of 80 mbps of traffic from their caches and this should be reflected in much faster downloads for major software products such as:

MSF
Symantec
Trend Micro
Some facebook, myspace
Apple downloads
Graphic from NY times
News Media
PSN
Software download sites



Any feedback would be appreciated.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:01 pm
by ottyacat
Hello, great news and it appears to be working brilliantly.

Last night i downloaded i-tunes from apple as a test and was getting roughly 700KB/s (im on 8Mbit).

And just now i downloaded aprox. 170MB's of windows updates for a new computer. They were flying along as well, average speed of 700KB/s and peaks of 850KB/s

Since iinet blocked access to their Akamai cache I would normally get anywhere from 60KB/s to arround 200KB/s from microsoft updates. A brialliant improvment.

Thanks

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:54 pm
by ForumAdmin
ottyacat wrote:Hello, great news and it appears to be working brilliantly.

Last night i downloaded i-tunes from apple as a test and was getting roughly 700KB/s (im on 8Mbit).

And just now i downloaded aprox. 170MB's of windows updates for a new computer. They were flying along as well, average speed of 700KB/s and peaks of 850KB/s

Since iinet blocked access to their Akamai cache I would normally get anywhere from 60KB/s to around 200KB/s from Microsoft updates. A brilliant improvement.

Thanks
Very nice to hear.

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:02 pm
by thomashouseman
Are sourceforge.net files akamai-tised?

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:30 pm
by NetworkAdmin
thomashouseman wrote:Are sourceforge.net files akamai-tised?
I don't think so. They tend to be distributed by one to one peering agreements.

Re: Akamai Activation

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:18 pm
by Anthony Michaud
ForumAdmin wrote:The Akamai servers have now been installed and have been 'live' for a little over a week now.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
On a 512/512 internet connection, speed isn't an issue, however latency appears to have dropped. Didn't have any metrics before, but a definate "wow - that was faster" when doing a manual updates scan on a machine, and subsequent page refresh times.

Anthony.

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:39 am
by Graham C
I don't have any feedback (sorry!) but I do have a question:

Will the Exetel Akamai servers be likely to cache streams from www.motogp.com?

I know the answer is probably no, but I know they do use Akamai and I'm considering signing up to it again, so I thought I'd ask.

Also, would live streaming be 'sped up' by the Akamai servers? I can't imagine it could be?

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:50 pm
by NetworkAdmin
Bundy wrote:I don't have any feedback (sorry!) but I do have a question:

Will the Exetel Akamai servers be likely to cache streams from www.motogp.com?

I know the answer is probably no, but I know they do use Akamai and I'm considering signing up to it again, so I thought I'd ask.

Also, would live streaming be 'sped up' by the Akamai servers? I can't imagine it could be?
I don't think streaming services are cached on the server farm level Akamai have put in to Exetel..

It would be sped up if it were, though it would probably not make any noticeable difference.