what is Akamai?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Globug, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Globug macrumors 6502


    Mar 16, 2012
    Brisbane Australia
    i discovered this program on my laptop but i can't rmemeber if its something i downloaded or it came standard on my macbook pro, or i don't really need it and can delete it.

  2. MFL2012 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Don't know the technical details, but I think it has to do with Quicktime, iTunes, streaming media, etc. You probably shouldn't delete it.
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Akamai is basically a content distribution network - they are used in the distribution of lots of content. Apple is a big customer of Akamai, but they are used to distribute large software packages. Adobe used them to distribute their software demos.

    You can read about them here.

    It isn't a standard program but it was probably a downloader for something else.

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