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Akamai Media Delivery Solutions form global foundation for Simian cloud-based media workflow and asset management platform

2015 NAB Show – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, today announced that Simian is using Akamai's Media Delivery Solutions to support its industry-leading creative workflow and evolutionary media management platform. With Akamai's services, Simian’s worldwide base of advertising and marketing agency, production, post production and media and entertainment company customers can quickly and securely store, access and share their entire media library.

Simian's cloud-based solutions allow organizations to collaborate efficiently on video-intensive projects by enabling fast access to content from any location or device. The content can be quickly and easily downloaded and incorporated into presentations or reviewed and annotated for later use. Akamai's NetStorage cloud storage platform can play a crucial role in making the content highly shareable and available by intelligently storing and delivering files within close geographical proximity to users. Akamai also supports real-time visibility into download performance and views, which Simian uses as part of its analytics interface to help users to track and measure how and where specific content is being viewed and used.

"The video landscape is constantly evolving and our customers' needs are always changing. Partnering with Akamai helps ensure that we can seamlessly embrace new technologies and standards such as the adoption of HTML5 and a common video format in MP4, all of which allows us to do true streaming and sharing across all platforms and devices," said Jay Brooks, co-founder and CTO of Simian.

Akamai's NetStorage, the most globally distributed cloud-storage solution on the market, offers automatic, geographically dispersed replication for resiliency, high availability and real time performance optimization. It is part of Akamai’s Media Delivery Solutions suite of products that are designed to offer a simple, high-speed cloud-based content workflow solution addressing the broad variety of network types at varying connection speeds.

"Simian's customers rely on its platform and solutions to access, share and deliver their content whenever they need it, regardless of whether it’s a sales pitch at a remote location or a presentation at a global headquarters," said John Bishop, CTO, Media, Akamai. "With the help of Akamai's Media Delivery solutions, we believe Simian is successfully executing on a cloud business model that is providing its customers with a high-performing experience across devices without the need to build out expensive infrastructure."

Akamai and Simian will be exhibiting at the 2015 NAB Show, April 13 – 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Akamai will be at booth SL3325 and Simian will be at booth N7226.

About Simian

Simian™ takes the business of managing digital media to the next level with an ever-evolving media management, multi presentation, workflow and ideation platform designed by industry leaders for industry leaders. Simian’s streamlined, yet highly flexible platform continually sets the industry standard for online media sharing and workflow solutions for creative companies.

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About Akamai

As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit or, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.