CeBIT: Deutsche Telekom and Akamai form sales partnership
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Contract signed at the CeBIT computer trade fair
New offerings for security, network quality and network speed
Deutsche Telekom aims to lead in European business
Deutsche Telekom continues to expand its international offerings for corporate customers. To this end, the company signed an extensive partnership agreement at the CeBIT computer trade fair in Hanover with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services. Effective immediately, Deutsche Telekom can offer Akamai's full solution portfolio to its corporate customers.
Over 200,000 servers deliver fast digital content from the cloud
Akamai services speed up websites and cloud applications on desktops, tablet PCs and smartphones leveraging over 200,000 servers, which are spread among 120 countries in over 1,400 networks. As a result, Internet users are served from their respective local networks in most cases, which improves performance. This is especially crucial for cloud applications, which companies are using increasingly. Akamai technology ensures that digital content is available quickly, reliably and securely.
Protection against cyber criminals
Akamai services are also deployed in the security area, when companies want to protect their websites and applications against cyber attacks without slowing them down for users. Cyber criminals can launch DDoS attacks on companies, for example, using malware-infected computers to send millions of queries to a website, which slows down under the load or crashes completely.
Patrick Molck-Ude, who is responsible for network business for Deutsche Telekom's corporate customers, says, "We want to continue growing with corporate customers, and coming from our position as number one in Germany, we want to advance our position in the European market and internationally with the help of our new portfolio. The partnership with Akamai is part of this strategy."
Anette Bronder, responsible for the Digital Division at T-Systems, adds: "Deutsche Telekom aims to double its revenue from cloud services for business customers by the end of 2018. That's why we are expanding our partner ecosystem continually. It is one of our greatest competitive advantages.”
Jürgen Metko, Regional VP Central Europe at Akamai, says: "In our hyper-connected world, meeting the demands of the networks of tomorrow are a constant challenge. Users expect immediate, reliable access to websites and applications, paired with global, end-to-end coverage – independent of which devices they use. Data volumes, demands on quality and performance and the diversity of devices and cloud services will all continue to increase. Our aim is to ensure fast, secure, seamless global delivery through a combination of Deutsche Telekom's infrastructure and the Akamai Intelligent Platform, which provides over 3,200 nodes worldwide."
More quality and speed in Internet traffic
An initial partnership was already launched last November and involves Deutsche Telekom's IP-VPN offering. In this solution, Deutsche Telekom leverages Akamai's strengths in optimized cloud networking, giving its business customers more speed in their Internet traffic. Deutsche Telekom has developed a solution that, with the help of technology from Akamai, constantly seeks out short-cuts on the data highways and thus provides much better data transmission quality in corporate networks. If a quicker, better alternative route is found, the data is diverted dynamically in real time. As a result, mission-critical applications can be delivered over the Internet more quickly and more reliably.
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.
Deutsche Telekom considers the European business customer segment a strategic growth area. It offers small, medium-sized and multinational companies ICT solutions for an increasingly complex digital world. In addition to services from the cloud, its range of services centers around M2M, security solutions, complementary mobile communications and fixed-network products, and solutions for virtual collaboration and IT platforms, all of which form the basis for our customers' digital business models.
The Group's corporate customer arm (T-Systems), with its 47,800 employees worldwide, generated revenue of around 8.6 billion euros in the 2014 financial year. Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and over 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of 62.7 billion euros in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.
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 www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.