CAMBRIDGE, MA - April 29, 2003 - Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM) today announced that Akamai and Apple are extending their commitment to Akamai's global platform and EdgeSuite® content distribution services to deliver industry-leading streaming video and audio over the Internet. Akamai's suite of services currently provide the worldwide infrastructure to support content delivery and software downloads for Apple.com, including the hugely popular QuickTime Movie Trailers site, as well as serving as the backbone for Apple's QuickTime Streaming Operations. Additionally, the Akamai EdgeSuite platform provides the network architecture that handles file distribution for Apple's revolutionary new iTunes® Music Store.
"We're extremely pleased to once again build upon our relationship with Apple, one of Akamai's earliest customers, to support Apple's worldwide content delivery needs," said Paul Sagan, president of Akamai. "Apple is one-of-a-kind in its use of the Web to drive business and brand and we're excited to continue to play a role in supporting their distribution needs."
"Apple and Akamai have consistently delivered the highest performance, highest quality streaming video and audio over the Internet," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. "Akamai has the scalable infrastructure to support the incredible momentum surrounding QuickTime 6 and meet the growing demand for high-quality, MPEG-4 based content."
Apple has been working with Akamai since 1999, and has taken advantage of a range of integrated capabilities of the Akamai EdgeSuite service, including global traffic management and site visitor analysis tools. Apple and Akamai's long-standing relationship to optimize the quality of streaming video and audio over the Internet includes the distribution of hundreds of millions of movie trailers, and a series of record-setting Webcasts.
Akamai® provides services that enable the world's leading enterprises and government agencies to extend and control their e-business infrastructure. Having deployed the world's largest, globally-distributed computing platform, Akamai ensures the highest levels of availability, reliability, security, and performance of networked information and application delivery. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Akamai's industry-leading services, matched with world-class customer care, are used by hundreds of successful enterprises, government entities, and Web businesses around the globe. For more information, visit www.akamai.com.
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