Akamai is an organization that works towards making Internet fast, reliable and secure. It is essentially a CDN (Content Delivery Provider) provider that has multiple other internet solutions and is also, focussing largely towards internet security.

The primary technique that a content distribution network (CDN) uses to speed the delivery of web content to end users is edge caching, which entails storing replicas of static text, image, audio, and video content in multiple servers around the "edges" of the internet, so that user requests can be served by a nearby node.