Akamai Equinix : Content and Application Delivery Expansion
Akamai and Equinix have teamed to expand its content and applications delivery platform in the U.S. and Asia.
Akamai operates the world's largest, globally-distributed computing platform, making the Internet predictable, scalable, and secure for conducting profitable e-business. The company's intelligent edge platform for content, streaming media and applications delivery comprises more than 14,000 servers in more than 1,100 networks in over 70 countries.
In addition to directly connecting to networks within Equinix's Internet hubs via private cross-connects, Akamai will utilize Equinix's GigE Exchange service in the Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley area centers. By using this service, Akamai can streamline its network connectivity by linking to the concentration of networks operating within Equinix's centers, including every major global network, via an efficient central switching fabric. The service significantly lowers the costs of traditional data exchange arrangements by reaching partners, including key broadband networks, international carriers and content companies, within a single, centralized and neutral environment rather than by establishing point-to-point communications with partners in multiple, disparate locations.
"A solid infrastructure of network connectivity is essential for the operation of Akamai's distributed computing services," said Peter Papavasiliou, director of network infrastructure for Akamai. "Equinix is unique in providing a high performance center with immediate proximity to leading networks, carriers and ISPs. In addition, Akamai contributes in making the Equinix peering fabrics even more valuable by bringing massive amounts of mission-critical content to the network access point (NAP)."
"Companies, such as Akamai, have found Equinix to be strategically important in providing a connectivity and colocation infrastructure to accommodate their global expansion plans," said Peter Van Camp, CEO of Equinix. "Their need to reach the world's most important networks in both the U.S. and Asia make Equinix a critical component in Akamai's network infrastructure."
Akamai has a broad deployment of servers for content, streaming media, and applications delivery.
Equinix provides network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services for enterprises, content companies, systems integrators and network services providers.
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