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Akamai Video Streaming

Enterprise Services recently contracted with Akamai to provide streaming media service for Johns Hopkins. This service enables Hopkins centers to serve streaming media from Akamai's global servers. This reduces the overhead on the Hopkins bandwidth and allows for better delivery to end users.

The media can be stored on Akamai servers (10GB for all of Hopkins; additional space is available for a fee). The other option is storing the media on a local HTTP server and caching it to the Akamai network. This option does not require any streaming server software on the local HTTP server. Views subsequent to the initial call are served from the Akamai network