Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Akamai And Riverbed Offer SaaS Acceleration

Akamai Technologies and Riverbed Technology introduced a new way to deliver end-to-end optimization for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications that combines Riverbed WAN optimization technology and the Akamai Intelligent Platform.

The solution enables globally-connected enterprises to speed data transfers and accelerate the performance of SaaS apps using Akamai’s globally-distributed network of more than 100,000 servers.

Target SaaS applications that benefit from this optimization include Google Apps, Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365.

The Steelhead Cloud Accelerator is a subscription-based add-on to existing Steelhead appliance deployments and does not require any changes in the way the appliances are deployed nor any changes to the SaaS provider’s infrastructure, regardless of where the application or end users are located, across any combination of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. Enterprises need only to deploy a single instance of the Steelhead Cloud Accelerator for each SaaS application to take advantage of the optimization from the jointly developed solution from Akamai and Riverbed.

Akamai and Riverbed offerings are already used separately today by more than 17,000 organizations, including many Fortune 500 businesses worldwide. Riverbed WAN optimization solutions are used byhttp://www.riverbed.com

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