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Akamai and China Unicom establish strategic cloud services partnership

Zafirah Salim | May 29, 2015
This partnership aims to provide fast, reliable and secure Internet content delivery for global enterprises expanding into China.

Akamai Technologies has partnered with China Unicom's cloud division, CU Cloud - one of the largest cloud computing service providers in China - to provide fast, reliable and secure Internet content delivery for global enterprises expanding into China.

Under this partnership, CU Cloud will complement its own cloud services for global businesses with Akamai's suite of media delivery, web performance and cloud security offerings.

This enables close cooperation between the two companies in the areas of technology and network access, thus strengthening Akamai's China Content Delivery Network (CDN) offering for accelerating content from global customers to Chinese consumers.

Additionally, both parties will continue to develop the opportunity to provide the best service to Chinese enterprises to grow their web presence globally. In fact, CU Cloud plans to leverage Akamai for CDN technology that will be available for the delivery of its cloud services.

"China Unicom is a major carrier in China, serving the global Internet market and we're excited to be partnering with CU Cloud to tap into the fast-growing China cloud and CDN market," said Noam Freedman, Senior Vice President of Akamai's global networks division. "Akamai sees increased demand for delivering content to Chinese Internet users from global customers. With this strategic partnership, we believe Akamai is best positioned to serve this growing need."

 

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