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Akamai launches new cloud computing areas in Asia, Europe and the Americas

Akamai in the present day introduced a significant growth of its cloud computing presence world wide.

When you would possibly nonetheless consider Akamai as a content material supply service, the acquisition of Linode a 12 months in the past clearly signaled its ambition to grow to be a significant cloud computing participant (on prime of its ambitions round cybersecurity). Whereas it could not have the ability to problem the likes of AWS, Azure and Google Cloud anytime quickly, it does have a powerful foothold in a variety of industries, together with leisure, and the power to supply most of the core infrastructure companies that its prospects want.

On condition that it already had a worldwide presence, it’s no shock that the corporate is now additionally rolling out its cloud computing companies to extra places across the globe. After saying its plans to launch areas in Paris, France; Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle and Chennai earlier this 12 months, Akamai is now saying new areas in Amsterdam, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Osaka and São Paulo, too.

Considered one of Akamai’s main benefits is that it already operates greater than 4,100 edge factors of presence throughout 131 international locations, which permits it to supply customers low-latency entry to its compute service. It’s no shock then that the corporate calls out how its Amsterdam area is linked to AMS-IX, the second-largest web trade on the planet, whereas its areas in Miami and São Paulo will enable it to supply connectivity to service customers in Latin America. Given its energy within the leisure enterprise (thanks, in giant components, to its CDN enterprise), it’s additionally no shock that Akamai would open a area in Los Angeles.

“Akamai’s cloud computing companies are perfect for higher-performance workloads that must run nearer to finish customers, like these typically present in streaming media, gaming, and e-commerce functions. The companies are a part of Akamai Linked Cloud, a massively distributed edge and cloud platform
for cloud computing, safety, and content material supply that retains functions and experiences nearer, and threats farther away,” the corporate explains in its announcement in the present day.

The corporate presently operates places in Atlanta, Dallas, Fremont, Newark, Toronto, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. With the 13 areas it introduced this 12 months, it’ll carry its world presence to 24 as soon as these log on. Chances are high that it’ll announce extra areas earlier than all of those log on, although.

“With Akamai Linked Cloud, we’re taking an outside-in, distributed-first method constructed on a dedication to cloud-native applied sciences and the identical community most of the world’s largest firms have relied on for greater than 20 years.,” stated Adam Karon, the chief working officer and normal supervisor of Akamai’s Cloud Know-how Group. “It’s an method targeted on a future the place scale turns into as a lot concerning the dimension of the community because it does the scale of the info heart.”

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