Project Gecko from Akamai Combines Cloud and Network Advantages for Edge Apps

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DateJun 22, 2024

In this video taken at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, Alex Chircop, Chief Product Architect at Akamai, discusses the company’s recent initiatives and announcements. Highlights include Project Gecko, aimed at integrating cloud services with edge computing to offer developers an optimal edge-native environment.

Mr. Chircop explains Akamai’s acquisition of Linode, which has bolstered their cloud strategy, including adding 25 new core data centers. Akamai’s expansive edge network now includes 4,000 points of presence (PoPs) and plans to grow further with Project Gecko, enabling full cloud experiences at the edge.

Alex Chircop also talks about Akamai’s storage advancements, emphasizing the deployment of significant storage capabilities and the development of next-gen components for scalability. He touches on the storage technical advisory group’s role within the CNCF, helping scale and support numerous projects, and discusses the growing intersection of cloud-native technologies and AI/ML workloads.

Join us for an insightful conversation on Akamai’s innovations and future directions in cloud and edge computing at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon.

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