A Riverbed-Akamai partnership will help accelerate applications across the public Internet and private networks.
About a year ago, runaway WAN Optimization market leader, Riverbed, announced it had formed a partnership with Akamai, the market leader in Internet optimization, but gave no details as to how the partnership would work or what the joint products would be. Today, the two companies unveiled what they have been working on and it’s targeted at improving the performance of hybrid cloud environments. This service should be appealing to customers, as most companies are looking at hybrid deployments as a way to ease into cloud computing.
The two companies announced the availability of the jointly developed “Steelhead Cloud Accelerator” that combines Akamai’s Internet optimization technology with Riverbed’s WAN optimization solution to offer companies a total “end to end” solution for cloud applications.