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(Revised from original 2011 version)
Akamai's Edge (A)
In 2009, Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai, the leading online content delivery network with a 60% market share, needs to decide how to respond to aggressive entry in its market, whether and how to pursue the explosive growth in online video, and whether to stay with its distributed network model or move towards its competitors' more centralized design.
Keywords: Competitive Advantage;
Market Entry and Exit;
Values and Beliefs;
Van den Steen, Eric. "Akamai's Edge (A)." Harvard Business School Case 712-455, April 2013. (Revised from original December 2011 version.)