Akamai partners with Google for Direct Interconnects between Akamai Intelligent and Google Cloud Platform

MUMBAI: Akamai Technologies, provider of content delivery network (CDN) services, has announced the company is collaborating with Google Cloud Platform as part of the Google Interconnect Program.

Akamai’s participation as a Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect Provider is intended to ensure that the Google Cloud Platform serves all in region traffic destined for the Akamai Intelligent Platform via a direct interconnect. Customers are expected to benefit from performance improvements and save up to 66 percent on Google Cloud Platform egress costs.

“As more and more enterprises come to rely on cloud-based computing and storage resources to drive their businesses, it’s critically important that performance is maximized and cost effectiveness is maintained,” explained Bill Wheaton, executive vice president and general manager, Media Products Division, Akamai. “As the operator of the world’s largest distributed CDN platform, we’re collaborating with Google Cloud Platform to ensure that our joint customers can pass traffic directly from Google Cloud Platform to the Akamai CDN, empowering them to take full advantage of their cloud investments.” added Wheaton.

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