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Tuesday, 23 February 2016 12:09

Megaport, Akamai seal global CDN deal

Megaport, Akamai seal global CDN deal Image courtesy of Stuart Miles,

Global content delivery network services company Akamai is connecting its Intelligent Platform to data centre connectivity provider Megaport's Elastic Fabric in all of Megaport’s global markets to distribute content delivery network (CDN) services to Megaport customers.

Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport said the  onboarding of Akamai’s Intelligent Platform will make it easy for customers to provision direct connections to Akamai’s CDN platform in any market where Megaport has a presence.

“Localising traffic through direct connections with Akamai enables fast and reliable access to key content.

“The addition of Akamai to the Megaport ecosystem maps perfectly to our global footprint.  Giving Megaport’s customers the ability to access localised traffic in key markets ensures better performance and delivers efficiencies in scaling capacity by limiting the amount of backhaul necessary to deliver content.”

Christian Kaufmann, Senior Director Network Services at Akamai Technologies said Intelligent Platform is already deployed in more than 1,400 networks and the global agreement with Megaport “provides further options to interconnect and bring popular web content closer to end-users. As such we are aiming to reduce bandwidth costs while joining forces to improve web experience for more people around the globe.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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