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Press Release -- June 5th, 2013
Source: Akamai

Akamai Outlines Best Practices for Cloud Success at Cloud Expo NY 2013

Rob Morton
Media Relations
–or– Natalie Temple
Investor Relations

Conference Program Participation and Live “Cloud Balancing” Demonstrations Highlight how Enterprises can Make the Most of the Cloud Era

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – June 05, 2013 – Akamai® Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, is showcasing its cloud delivery and optimization expertise at Cloud Expo NY 2013 which will be held at New York’s Javit’s Center, June 10-13, 2013. Through a combination of keynote, general and technical sessions, as well as booth demonstrations (Booth 418) of the company’s Terra Alta solutions, Akamai will show attendees how they can maximize the results of their cloud computing strategies.

Terra Alta is a cloud-based application delivery platform designed to improve enterprise agility and collaboration by offering the power to instantly configure and deliver all web-based applications, to any users, anywhere in the world. The solution also can help overcome the inherent challenges related to performance, availability, scalability and security, which cannot be accomplished by deploying specialized hardware within the data center. Further, Terra Alta is designed to mitigate new application delivery challenges introduced by the rapid migration and movement of applications across cloud computing platforms, the diversity of mobile device types and networks, and the need for real-time aggregation of data sources.

Terra Alta “Cloud Balancing” Demonstrations
Throughout Cloud Expo NY 2013, Akamai will host live demonstrations showcasing Terra Alta’s “cloud balancing” capability, which is useful in situations where outages, network conditions or other circumstances may negatively impact application delivery. The solution can recognize that application delivery is suffering and, in near-real-time, direct requests to those data centers not impacted. Attendees can see this capability firsthand as demonstrations will show how Terra Alta can help overcome the complexity of maintaining application availability when hosting assets within multiple cloud environments – including enterprise data centers – by prioritizing from which cloud provider and/or data center applications should be delivered and helping to ensure all relevant performance optimizations are instantly made available regardless of hosting location.

During the course of the event, Akamai experts will be on hand to discuss strategies and best practices for improving the performance and optimization of enterprise applications delivered via the cloud.

According to Neil Cohen, vice president of Product Marketing, Akamai and a featured presenter at Cloud Expo NY 2013, “Application delivery requirements are changing in the cloud era. Our customers expect rapid, seamless movement of applications across cloud computing platforms. As such, Akamai’s Terra Alta performance optimizations can be instantly applied to any cloud platform along with the emerging requirements for balancing across multi-cloud environments and are designed to ensure highly available enterprise cloud deployments and even more agility from the cloud.”

Akamai Thought Leaders Share their Knowledge The Cloud Expo 2013 conference program features keynote, general and technical sessions from a variety of Akamai cloud computing experts. Sessions in which Akamai will participate include:

Cloud Acceleration Techniques for Mission-Critical Applications: On Monday, June 10 at 2:50 p.m. ET, Akamai’s Senior Engagement Manager, Saurabh Mishra, will provide attendees with technical details for how dynamic content can be accelerated with a globally distributed platform and how applications can be instantly supported with minimal effort.

Strategies for Application Delivery in the Cloud Era: On Tuesday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m. ET, Akamai’s Vice President of Product Marketing, Neil Cohen, will present the Lunchtime Focus Keynote. In this session, Cohen will address how enterprises can overcoming the challenges of cloud computing, and discuss the role application delivery solutions play in optimizing public and hybrid cloud architectures without sacrificing performance, security or control.

Cloudy with a Chance of…Success: On Wednesday, June 12 at 9:55 a.m. ET, Akamai’s Product Line Director, Gary Ballabio, will examine a variety of strategies enterprises can employ to make cloud architectures better performing, more secure and consistently available. Ballabio will also cover best practices for achieving the optimal reliability for applications running in the cloud as well as maintaining or increasing the velocity of real-time data transfers that are happening in support of Big Data initiatives.

How to Make the Cloud Safe for Cloud Computing: On Wednesday, June 12 at 5:20 p.m. ET, Akamai’s Senior Solutions Engineer, Greg Smith, will provide an inside look at how Akamai’s Intelligent platform can help you address these challenges without sacrificing security or control.

About Akamai
Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit or, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai’s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, failure of Akamai services to operate as expected or to address intended market needs, a failure of Akamai’s network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

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