Akamai unveils Akamai Connected Cloud

CDN Specialist Akamai has launched its Akamai Connected Cloud designed for cloud computing, security, and content delivery.

Akamai will add three new enterprise-scale core cloud computing sites to the existing 11 sites that will be plugged into the company’s network spanning more than 4,100 locations across 134 countries.

The company has identified more than 50 cities in which it plans to begin rolling out distributed sites this year. The new sites are expected to be complete by the end of Q2 2023 which will contain all of the cloud computing services acquired from Akamai’s cloud infrastructure provider Linode.

Akamai also plans to place compute, storage, database, and other services closer to large population, industry, and IT centers. With the launch of Akamai Connected Cloud, companies will be able to efficiently build, deploy, and secure performant workloads that require single-digit millisecond latency and global reach.

“The cloud’s next phase requires a shift in how developers and enterprises think about getting applications and data closer to their customers. It redefines how the industry looks at things like performance, scale, cost, and security, as workloads are no longer built for one place but are delivered across a wide spectrum of compute and geography,” said Dave McCarthy, Research VP, IDC. “Akamai’s innovative rethinking of how this gets done — and how it is architecting Akamai Connected Cloud — puts it in a unique position to usher in an exciting new era for technology and to help enterprises build, deploy, and secure distributed applications.”

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