Akamai, the leading company in the field of cloud computing, announced this week it has acquired Verivue, a company that relies on a private content delivery network invented at Princeton.

Verivue’s infrastructure is largely built around a system designed by CoBlitz, a company that grew out of a Princeton research project for handling the distribution of rich online content like video without overloading network servers. Verivue acquired CoBlitz in 2010.

The co-inventors of the CoBlitz system are Princeton computer science professors Vivek Pai and Larry Peterson along with KyoungSoo Park, who earned his PhD from Princeton in 2007. Park, whose dissertation focused on CoBlitz, is now an associate professor at KAIST, in South Korea.

Pai, Park, and Peterson are co-founders of the company along with Marc Fiuczynski, a former researcher at Princeton, and Patrick Richardson, who graduated from Princeton in 2006 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Tom Leighton, who graduated in 1978 from Princeton with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, is the co-founder and chief scientist of Akamai.

CoBlitz inventors from left to right: Larry Peters, KyoungSoo Park, and Vivek Pai. Photo by Mark Czajkowski.

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