Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Akamai Acquires Blaze Software

Akamai Technologies has acquired Blaze Software Inc., a start-up based in Ottawa, Canada, that specializes in front-end optimization (FEO) technology. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Blaze provides technology designed to automatically optimize the code on a web page during the delivery process to ensure faster transmission of content and a faster rendering of the page, whether served to a PC, tablet or smartphone. As a cloud-based service that requires no software or code changes by the customer, Blaze's offering is designed to work with any web site.

Akamai said the acquired technology will complement its site acceleration solutions with software designed to optimize the speed at which a web page is rendered, regardless of end user device.