Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1999

Inktomi: Scaling the Internet

by Marco Iansiti, Myra M. Hart and Richard Bergin


Presents the early months of Inktomi, a company that invented the world's first truly scalable architecture for the Internet. This core technology provides a platform for a variety of innovative applications. The company must decide the direction it wants to take.

Keywords: Technological Innovation; Leadership; Corporate Strategy; Internet;


Iansiti, Marco, Myra M. Hart, and Richard Bergin. "Inktomi: Scaling the Internet." Harvard Business School Case 699-156, April 1999.