IBM and Akamai Technologies announced the availability of Akamai Content Delivery Network (CDN) on IBM Cloud. The new offering aims to create one of the world’s fastest and most reliable content delivery network.
The new IBM Cloud CDN with Akamai will accelerate and streamline the content delivery including general web delivery, content caching, content purge, ability to view historical metrics for up to 90 days, HTTPS support with wildcard certificates, access control, and more.
“Enterprises are increasingly relying on the cloud to transform and deliver a spectrum of critical business applications to their users,” said Faiyaz Shahpurwala, general manager, IBM Cloud. “By combining the global reach of IBM Cloud with Akamai’s delivery and optimization capabilities, we’re giving businesses the tools they need to innovate in the market and deliver better customer experiences.”
The new service integrates the presence of Akamai in over 1700 networks in 131 countries with global cloud footprint of IBM of 60 cloud data centers across 19 countries. The clients will have the fast access and low latency of requested content for any given region around the world.
IBM and Akamai are long standing partners and by making Akamai technology directly available to IBM cloud customers, the companies will jointly help enterprises in optimizing applications’ performance, speed time to market and improve end user experience.
“The promise of what the cloud can do for business is nearly limitless,” said Rick McConnell, president and general manager, Web Division, Akamai. “At the same time, as an increasing number of business-critical workloads move to the cloud, enterprises seek the assurance of scale, performance and security supporting their applications. This is an exciting time to be part of the cloud ecosystem, and we look forward to further collaboration between Akamai and IBM to help our joint customers achieve their goals.”
The new service is now generally available. The access path for existing users of Verizon Digital Media Edgecast CDN will now be under Network CDN rather than Storage CDN.