Akamai CDN customers already enjoy some of the best content delivery network services and performance available in the market. With global points of presence located around the globe, the Akamai CDN can serve many different types of data, both static and dynamic, to a broad range of geographies all over the world. Now, as if these credentials were not enough, the CDN provider has pledged to push their sustainability and green credentials with a new initiative to reduce carbon emissions dramatically and ensure that 50% of their global operations are covered by energy that is sourced from renewable sources by the year 2020. This will go hand in hand with a drive to lower their carbon emissions to below 2015 levels.
Akamai CDN Sustainability
To achieve this goal, the Akamai CDN will seek both to utilise environmentally friendly energy providers while also ensuring that their global hardware becomes more energy efficient. The goal of achieving 50% renewable energy usage across the Akamai CDN network will be made particularly difficult over the coming years as global network traffic is expected to increase by 45%. Akamai, however are confident they can achieve their goal.
"I'm proud of, and excited about, Akamai's strong commitment to addressing this important sustainability challenge," said Noam Freedman, senior vice president of networks, Akamai. "Our customers are going clean and green and we want to help them go faster forward with a low-carbon-powered, global delivery network."
Devon Leahy, Director of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Etsy, agreed with this point, "The ability to get clean-powered, low-carbon content delivery from Akamai is a powerful way to extend our own sustainability initiatives."
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