Rackspace along with Akamai to offer New CDN Service

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Rackspace has announced the launch of Rackspace Content Delivery Network (CDN) service, which is powered by Akamai Technologies. With the launch of the Rackspace CDN offering, Rackspace and Akamai are expanding their longstanding relationship to offer customers integrated, “one-click” access to Akamai’s CDN services via the Rackspace portal. Rackspace CDN will help customers more easily and efficiently deliver entire websites or web applications with global scale and reliability through on-demand access to the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

“The integration of Akamai’s CDN into our cloud platform allows us to create an on-demand, utility-based, content delivery solution, which expands the Rackspace managed cloud portfolio. As more of our customers focus on the performance of their digital platform, our new CDN solution will give them a faster, more reliable way to deliver website content to their customers across the world,” said Steve Crusenberry, Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure, Rackspace.

“Through this strategic relationship, Rackspace customers can benefit from even easier, faster access to the global scale, reach and performance of the Akamai CDN. This integration can help users quickly turn on CDN capabilities, using APIs, through Rackspace and immediately take advantage of the ability to offload full web sites and web applications,” said John Sconyers, Sr Director, Cloud Services Partners, Akamai… See more

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