Managed Cloud company, Rackspace, has further built on its relationship with Content Delivery Network (CDN) services company, Akamai Technologies, by collaborating on a new content delivery networking service.
As per the terms of the deal, the new CDN offering created by Rackspace will be powered by Akamai and aims to offer its customers an integrated, “one-click” access to Akamai’s CDN services via the Rackspace portal.
Rackspace product manager, Matt Johns, said Rackspace CDN allows businesses to deliver website content and applications to their customers faster, helping to improve site traffic and customer engagement. He claimed the integration of Akamai's CDN will allow all Rackspace customers the opportunity to take advantage of it, no matter whether their infrastructure is dedicated or Cloud based.
"We've seen demand grow for this technology in our International regions as customers focus on the performance of their digital platform and look for a faster, more reliable way to deliver website content to their customers. Therefore, we feel this is an important addition to our managed Cloud portfolio."
Akamai Cloud services partners senior director, John Sconyers, claimed this strategic partnership will enable its customers to have a competitive advantage as they will be able to scale out their worldwide presence without massive infrastructure investments.
“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. Customers can also benefit from easier, faster access to the global scale, reach and performance of the Akamai CDN,” he added.