Rackspace launches Akamai-powered CDN services

Rackspace launches Content Delivery Networking (CDN) service with Akamai

Soma Tah
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BANGALORE, INDIA: Rackspace and Akamai are expanding their long‑standing relationship to offer customers integrated, “one-click” access to Akamai’s Content Delivery Network (CDN) services via the Rackspace portal.


“The integration of Akamai’s CDN into our cloud platform allows us to create an on demand, utility-based, content delivery solution, which expands the Rackspace managed cloud portfolio,” said Steve Crusenberry, senior vice president, infrastructure at Rackspace.

“As more of our customers focus on the performance of their digital platform, our new CDN solution will give them a faster, more reliable way to deliver website content to their customers across the world."

With Rackspace CDN, customers now have a competitive advantage, as they will be able to scale out their worldwide presence efficiently without massive infrastructure investments. During the early access program, Rackspace CDN specialists were able to provision 300 customers in less than 24 hours.

John Sconyers, senior director, Cloud Services Partners, Akamai said, “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.”