Whats mirrored at Akamai?
The Columbia home page and the pages on www.columbia.edu that are linked directly from the home page, plus some of our more popular web pages are copied to Akamai servers in other parts of the country each morning at 5:00 AM. In the event of a major incident that requires updates to off-campus copies of the the web pages CUIT staff will work with other University officials to update the content on the Akamai servers. We are also working on a related project to develop an emergency web bulletin board system to enable limited two-way communication when email systems are unavailable. Which pages are not mirrored at Akamai? A significant amount of the University web content is not copied to Akamai; the service is expensive and our use of it is meant only to protect highly time-critical information that requires widespread, reliable dissemination. Furthermore, only static content can be mirrored. Specifically, the following types of content and web sites are not mirrored: • Web sites that a