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Akamai Makes Available New Application Delivery Reference Architecture for the Global Enterprise
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, made available today a new application delivery reference architecture for the global enterprise. Published together with Cisco®, a white paper detailing the reference architecture was introduced by Akamai at its 2nd Annual Global Customer Conference, and is also available at www.akamai.com/cisco.
The application delivery needs of a global enterprise are dynamic and complex. Given the ever-changing conditions that today's businesses face and must adapt to, organizations have learned that a single product is not sufficient to meet the full range of application delivery scenarios for all users across the enterprise and beyond. A suite of coherent products and services, all working in concert, is required to handle the diverse range of information access methods, user types, and classes of applications typical of global enterprises.
Working together, Akamai and Cisco provide a reference architecture that combines both companies' best-in-class offerings in the data center, branch office, and Internet cloud to provide organizations with outstanding end-to-end application delivery solutions for improving the speed, security, scalability and consistency of application delivery. These combined technologies are designed to provide a variety of business benefits, including improved user productivity and operations, simplified IT infrastructure environment, and revenue gains, helping give businesses the agility they need to move forward in today's world.
"The new reference architecture is intended to make it easier for enterprises to understand how to put together all the necessary application delivery products and services into a comprehensive solution for the global enterprise," said Willie M. Tejada, vice president, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai. "This becomes especially important as the boundaries between the private-WAN and Internet cloud continue to blur."
Akamai Application Performance Solutions (APS) are the first family of managed Internet delivery services for both dynamic Web and IP-enabled applications. Gartner expects total end user spending to reach a total of $4.1 billion worldwide on application delivery products and WAN optimization products by 2013 (Gartner: Forecast: Application Acceleration Equipment, Worldwide, 2006-2014, Sept. 2009).
To learn more about how Akamai can fulfill your strategic IT initiatives, please visit www.akamai.com/aps.
The Akamai Difference
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit www.akamai.com.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt Akamai’s services or network by unauthorized users or others, changes in technology used by Cisco or other circumstances that changes the interoperability of Akamai services and Cisco products, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.