Akamai delivers like 20% of all internet traffic.
5 minutes explaining what it is they do.
- differences between last & first mile of HTTP delivery, versus “the middle mile”
- TCP is a really chatty technology
- edge servers
- optimal delivery path in terms of time, not hops
The last bit is a sales pitch; minutes 1–3 are more worth watching than 0–1 or 3+.