Content cloud bursts as Akamai acquires Cotendo

Editor ©RapidTVNews | 23-12-2011

Aiming to meet head on the increasing challenges of operating in a world, Akamai Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire web and mobile acceleration services firm Cotendo.
Akamai, most well known for its content delivery network, sees the move as being a perfect fit for its business specifically boosting its presence in the areas of cloud and mobile optimisation. Cotendo also offers a distributed cloud application environment called Cloudlet that allows decision-makingat the edge, closest to the end users.
"As we look to accelerate growth across the dynamic landscapes of cloud and mobile optimisation, we are excited to be joining forces with Cotendo," commented Paul Sagan, president and CEO of Akamai. "Cotendo's technology, partnerships and people are a strong complement to Akamai. Together, we believe there is tremendous opportunity for our combined technologies as enterprises embrace the move to the cloud and seek solutions for an increasingly mobile world."
"The Cotendo team is very proud of our accomplishments in delivering proven and effective solutions for accelerating Web and mobile assets. By combining our innovative technology and employees with Akamai, we expect our customers and partners will gain access to a comprehensive, global platform and wider portfolio of leading-edge services supported by some of the most experienced providers in the industry," added Ronni Zehavi, CEO and co-founder of Cotendo.