By: David Davies
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 10:36 am
Akamai Technologies, Inc. and AT&T have announced the renewal of their global alliance through 2019. Under the agreement, AT&T will continue to offer Akamai’s full product suite, including media delivery and web security services, as part of its broader portfolio of business solutions.
The renewed alliance means AT&T business customers in the US and around the globe will continue to have access to Akamai services as part of a comprehensive portfolio of cloud and network solutions from AT&T.
In addition, Akamai is expanding its global server footprint located at the edge of AT&T’s IP network. These deployments are designed to help provide AT&T customers with higher-quality experiences through more efficient content routing and improved delivery of digital content, video and web applications.
Since 2012, both companies have dedicated resources to enhance the performance, reliability, security, and scalability of websites and web-based applications for hundreds of customers across industries including Finance, Commerce and Entertainment, among others.
“The mutual success that AT&T and Akamai have enjoyed over the last four years opened the door to extending and expanding our relationship,” said Mo Katibeh, senior vice-president of AT&T Advanced Solutions. “As today’s web, content, and media landscape continues to evolve, we are combining AT&T’s business solutions with Akamai’s capabilities to provide AT&T customers with a highly secure, robust, and scalable web delivery platform. The use of AT&T IP networks and AT&T Security Services along with Akamai CDN and related web security services is a powerful one. Collectively, they form the underpinnings of the secure infrastructure that can help enterprises thrive in today’s massively connected and distributed world.”
“Our expanded agreement with AT&T is a testament to the strong and trusted relationship our organizations have forged with businesses around the world,” said Tom Leighton, CEO and co-founder, Akamai. “Together, we’ve demonstrated the value and efficiencies of having Akamai’s content delivery capabilities deployed deep into the AT&T IP network. We’re excited to add DDoS protection to the suite of available solutions, addressing a critical customer concern as the size and frequency of cyber attacks continues to rise.”