Akamai and Google Collaborate to Establish Direct Interconnects Between Akamai Intelligent Platform and Google Cloud Platform

Interconnect Program Intended to Reduce Costs and Boost Performance for Customers

Nov 19, 2015, 06:30 ET from Akamai Technologies, Inc.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today announced the company is collaborating with Google Cloud Platform as part of the Google Interconnect Program. Akamai's participation is designed to reduce hosting and egress costs and improve performance for Akamai customers taking advantage of Google Cloud Platform.

Akamai's participation as a Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect Provider is intended to ensure that the Google Cloud Platform serves all in region traffic destined for the Akamai Intelligent Platform via a direct interconnect. Customers are expected to benefit from performance improvements and save up to 66 percent on Google Cloud Platform egress costs.

"As more and more enterprises come to rely on cloud-based computing and storage resources to drive their businesses, it's critically important that performance is maximized and cost effectiveness is maintained," explained Bill Wheaton, executive vice president and general manager, Media Products Division, Akamai. "As the operator of the world's largest distributed CDN platform, we're collaborating with Google Cloud Platform to ensure that our joint customers can pass traffic directly from Google Cloud Platform to the Akamai CDN, empowering them to take full advantage of their cloud investments."  

About Akamai
As the global leader in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, Akamai makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. The company's advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize consumer, enterprise and entertainment experiences for any device, anywhere. To learn how Akamai solutions and its team of Internet experts are helping businesses move faster forward, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about future business plans and opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, a failure of Akamai's offerings or functionalities to operate as expected, a lack of market acceptance of such service offerings and functionalities, and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10- Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

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