Akamai provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and applications online. The alternative to centralized Web Infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online.

Public-sector organizations are increasingly turning to Net-centric solutions as a means to deliver their mission-critical content and applications. Akamai currently offers worldwide managed services to federal, state, local, and education government agencies, providing an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and comprehensive set of solutions that allow them to deliver on their mission goals and consistently deliver mission-critical applications under all conditions. Akamai's self-healing, fully redundant global platform allows you to seamlessly consolidate your mission-critical infrastructure while simultaneously reducing costs, allowing your organization to do more with less.

Carahsoft and Akamai have teamed together to provide you with all of the tools you need for content delivery, application performance management, and streaming media services.

A Global Platform:

  • 147,000+ servers
  • 1,200+ networks
  • 650+ cities
  • 92 countries


  • 30+ million hits per second
  • 2+ trillion deliveries per day
  • 10+ million concurrent streams
  • 20+ terabits per second

Delivering 250,000+ Domains

  • 97 of the top 100 U.S.
  • internet retailers
  • 9 of the top 10 banks
  • All U.S. military branches
  • 14 of the 15 cabinet-level
  • U.S. Government agencies
  • Akamai Solutions
    • Cloud
      • Akamai’s global Intelligent PlatformTM provides strong support for both public and private cloud initiatives.
    • Web & Mobile
      • Grow revenue opportunities with fast, personalized web experiences, and optimize your web site for mobile users.
    • Security
      • Delivering unmatched cloud security solutions that offer protection from increasingly large and sophisticated web attacks.
    • Media
      • Engage audiences with superior quality video, solve the challenges of multi-device consumption and reinvent the software distribution channel.


  • Web Performance Solutions
    • Ion: Situational optimizations based on device, network and browser
    • Dynamic Site Accelerator: Network optimizations to deliver rich, dynamically generated content
    • Fast DNS: DNS resolution that is fast, reliable and secure
    • Global Traffic Management: Global load balancing across multi data center and cloud environments
    • IP Application Accelerator: Fast throughput for IP-enabled business processes
  • Delivery Solutions
    • Adaptive Media Delivery: Adaptive bitratestreaming that optimizes video quality and audience engagement
    • Download Delivery: Software downloadoptimization and tools that improve adoption and completion rates
    • Dynamic Site Delivery: Whole page delivery foroffloading web sites
    • Media Services: Simplify live and on-demandvideo workflow with transcoding, digital rights management, and streampackaging
    • Media Analytics: Comprehensive analytics measureonline video quality and audience behavior
    • NetStorage: Globally distributed cloud-basedstorage solution to maximize delivery performance
  • Cloud Security Solutions
    • Kona Site Defender (Managed & Self-Service): Multi-layered defense to protect websites against increasing threat, sophistication and scale of attacks
    • Bot Manager: Advanced strategies to detect and manage the business and IT impact of bot traffic
    • Prolexic Routed: Defense for protecting all data center infrastructure against large, complex DDoS attacks
    • Site Shield: Origin defense by cloaking web infrastructure and reducing vulnerability
    • Fast DNS: DNS resolution that is fast, reliable and secure
    • Client Reputation: IP based intelligence scoring based on prior attack activities


The Akamai Content Delivery Network provides a 100% available platform to improve the performance and customer experience of your web content while providing robust security protections for your infrastructure – all at the edge of the internet and at an unmatched global scale. Akamai’s solutions are configured through the Luna customer portal or via APIs to automate your workflows. Akamai Intelligent Platform infrastructure solutions included in the JAB authorized boundary are the Secure Content Delivery Network with robust content caching and security features, NetStorage replicated cloud storage, Media Services Live for highly scalable live and on-demand streaming, Global Traffic Management internet centric load balancing and traffic optimization, and the FastDNS enterprise DNSSEC enabled DNS solution.

For more information, please check out FedRAMP's website.

Demo Desk

Akamai Demo Desk

With Akamai Specialist Ryan Odom

Interested in advanced threat protection at the DNS layer? Well you're in luck!

Our team here at Carahsoft will help you understand how you can proactively protect the enterprise with Akamai Enterprise Threat Protector. Join us every week (or when you can) for a 30-minute demo to get all of your security questions answered.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to Ryan Odom at ryan.odom@carahsoft.com.

Join us for Upcoming Sessions!


GSA Schedule Contracts

GSA Schedule 70

GSA Schedule 70 GSA Schedule No. GS-35F-0119Y Term: December 20, 2011- December 19, 2021

SEWP Contracts


Contract Number: Group A Small: NNG15SC03B Group D Other Than Small: NNG15SC27B Term: May 1, 2015 - April 30, 2020

State & Local Contracts

City of Seattle Contract

Contract #0000003265 Term: December 19, 2021


Contract # CMAS 3-12-70-2247E Term: through March 31, 2022

Fairfax County IT Hardware, Software, & Services

Virginia- Fairfax County CONTRACT EXPIRATION: October 4, 2020 (with 5 option years)

National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA - TCPN)

Term: through May 31, 2019 (with 2 option renewal years)

Ohio State Contract- 534354

Contract # 534354 Term: December 19, 2021

Orange County National IPA Co-Op

Through May 31, 2019 (with 2 option years)

Texas DIR-TSO-4288

Texas DIR Contract: DIR-TSO-4288 Contract Period: Through February 21, 2021 (with 2 option years)


Contract Number: UVA1482501 Term: May 2, 2014– December 19, 2021

Education Contracts


NJSBA Contract



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Case Study

Since deploying the Akamai solutions, the Virginia Department of Elections reduced its server load by 100% and handled a 200% increase in average traffic volume during the June primary election without a hitch.


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Got HTTPS? The United States Chief Information Officer has drafted a memo mandating the delivery of all Federal websites via HTTPS to allay privacy and security concerns. Akamai’s Secure Delivery Platform is uniquely positioned to help the Federal sites in all three branches scale to meet this c...

Industry Study

The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018 report emphasizes the importance of deploying a WAF prepared to defend against attacks still unknown by developers.

Learn how a WAF like Akamai’s can provide improved, easily managed security while respecting your data privacy requirements.


Understand the ins and outs of Akamai's Zero Trust Model with this infographic.

Product Brief

Most organizations know they need application security, but many organizations don’t have the time, money, or experience to maintain the highly sophisticated and customized rules that traditional application security tools provide. Web Application Protector (WAP) solves that problem, providing an ...

The enterprise threat landscape is fast evolving. Targeted threats such as malware, ransomware, data exfiltration, and phishing are increasing in volume, and malicious actors are getting better at circumventing traditional security approaches. Combined with the adoption of SaaS, Cloud, and IoT in th...


View this infographic to learn 5 steps to mitigate threats.

Learn how Akamai is staying one step ahead of the growing cyberthreats.