On Freitag, 25. Februar 2011 Stephan Kulow wrote:
We always used akamai the first hours after release, but it's not only very complex to maintain, it was also said that it is not needed and might even harm.
So I would like to know if you think we can do without for 11.4
One advantage of Akamai is their global presence. It´s important to have the servers as close (from a latency POV) as possible to the clients.
I don´t have enough insight in how the current mirrors are distributed across the globe. Even if we have a global presence we need to make sure that the right mirror is selected. Maybe the "geographical distance ordering" from MB 2.14 would help as well.