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World IPv6 Day Participation Continues to Grow

June 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on World IPv6 Day Participation Continues to Grow 

Webmaster ToolboxGENEVA, SWITZERLAND and RESTON, VIRGINIA, USA – Hundreds of websites and Internet service providers around the world are joining Facebook, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG), Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) as participants in World IPv6 Day for the first global-scale trial of the new Internet Protocol, IPv6, being organized by the Internet Society.

During World IPv6 Day on 8 June 2011, more than 225 participating organizations from every part of the globe will enable IPv6 on their main services for 24 hours. With IPv4 addresses running out this year, the industry must act quickly to accelerate full IPv6 adoption or risk increased costs and limited functionality online for Internet users everywhere. World IPv6 Day participants are coming together to help motivate organizations across the industry—Internet service providers, hardware manufacturers, operating system vendors and other web companies—to prepare their services for the transition.

“The building interest in and amazing response to World IPv6 Day around the world is extremely encouraging, and highlights the growing momentum behind deploying IPv6,” said Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. “We see this test flight as an important step towards ensuring the global Internet can continue to grow and evolve so that it can connect billions of new users and devices.” Read more

Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration

April 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Next Generation Rackspace Cloud Files with Akamai Integration 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Utilizing its relationship with Akamai, Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the world’s leading specialist in the hosting and cloud computing industry, today announced the addition of CNAMES which further extends the capabilities of its overall Cloud Files product offering.

Rackspace Cloud Files provides businesses of all sizes fundamental tools for building new applications in the cloud. Cloud Files, built on OpenStack’s Object Storage technology, is enterprise ready, highly scalable and serves content through its Akamai-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering. Read more

Managed Services for Web Application Acceleration Continue to Produce Immediate Business Impact

January 5, 2010 by · Comments Off on Managed Services for Web Application Acceleration Continue to Produce Immediate Business Impact 

Web Hosting ToolboxCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced insight gained into the return on investment of its Web Application Acceleration managed services.

By implementing application acceleration through a managed services approach, enterprises can deploy bandwidth-intensive applications in IT environments without sacrificing network performance or compromising broader IT cost-saving initiatives. The approach is designed to lessen the need to invest in additional servers, bandwidth, or application acceleration network equipment to support distributed application usage, reducing up-front capital expenditures as well as the IT staff time needed to deploy and manage the application acceleration implementation. The managed services approach can also help enterprises provide consistent high availability and performance to geographically dispersed end users.
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Akamai and OpSource Collaboration Enables SaaS ISVs to Quickly Deploy, Accelerate, and Scale Global Software Offerings

March 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on Akamai and OpSource Collaboration Enables SaaS ISVs to Quickly Deploy, Accelerate, and Scale Global Software Offerings 

Webmaster NewsCAMBRIDGE, Mass. & SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) and OpSource™ today announced that Akamai’s recent strategic agreement with OpSource to provide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with complementary solutions is helping their joint customers significantly improve the time-to-value of cloud-based applications, while remaining cost effective for IT departments looking to avoid traditional data center capital costs.

Using the award-winning Web operations services of OpSource On-Demand™ along with Akamai’s market-leading solutions for optimizing application delivery outside the data-center, helps ensure a best-in-class design for cloud delivery. OpSource On-Demand enables SaaS and Web companies to quickly and securely deliver their applications and services over the Web to consumers and businesses alike. Going far beyond full-featured managed hosting, it includes the application management, compliance and business services that are necessary for on-demand business success. Leveraging both the OpSource and Akamai solutions means that SaaS ISVs can more quickly deploy their software and accelerate their applications on the Internet, while improving availability, scalability, and security on a global scale. Read more

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