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Akamai and IBM WebSphere Team to Amplify Web Applications Delivery

IBM WebSphere customers to benefit from Akamai's global application acceleration network

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Akamai Technologies, a provider of powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, has announced a multi-phase collaboration with IBM to enable optimal technology configurations and integrations between Akamai's Web application acceleration services and IBM WebSphere software. Akamai and IBM will collaborate on technologies to provide WebSphere customers with the performance, scalability and security benefits of Akamai's global edge delivery platform.

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As part of this initiative, WebSphere DataPower Appliance with Application Optimization can be configured to leverage Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service and has shown ground breaking performance for delivering rich web applications to users all over the globe. Pre-set configurations are available today to optimize for performance and security.

"IBM and Akamai have been engaged in providing collaborative solutions to customers for over seven years," said Tom Leighton, chief scientist and co-founder, Akamai. "During that time, Akamai has focused on developing advanced capabilities for caching, acceleration, scalability, security, authentication and route optimization. Working together to amplify core application delivery capability in the cloud, Akamai and IBM are combining solutions to help customers bring applications to market faster and more efficiently, at less cost, and with far greater performance."

As both companies focus on cloud computing, including virtualization and distributed caching, this combined solution will provide customers elastic scalability of applications from the end user to the edge of the enterprise and all the way into the data center. As a result, customer can realize key benefits such as consistent response times even in the face of peak load demands, and greater ability to consolidate and reduce overall Web application infrastructure.

"The Akamai Ready initiative can provide significant cost savings by optimizing Web application delivery from edge of the enterprise to the end users," said Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, WebSphere. "We continue to optimize selected WebSphere products to integrate with Akamai's Web acceleration services, which gives our customers the ability to elastically scale application deployments without associated capital build out enabling them to react more rapidly to business opportunities and changes."

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The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conferences and exhibitions in Prague June 21-22 and Santa Clara November 1-4.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced, more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

The four-day Santa Clara event will attract more than 6,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors on a 120,000 sq ft show floor, larger than Cloud Expo 2010 East, New York City event!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented in the6th and 7th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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