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Press Release -- February 26th, 2015
Source: Akamai

Solid State Networks, Akamai Partner to Create Workflow for Developing, Launching and Managing Online Games

Partnership intended to enable rapid deployment, reliable delivery and improved experiences for today’s developers and online gamers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), a leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today announced a partnership with Solid State Networks, a leading provider of game deployment solutions and resources that provide game developers and publishers with a platform to quickly and reliably deploy, deliver and manage online games.

Solid State Networks and Akamai will work together with the goal of accelerating game downloads, updates and player interactions. The integration is intended to enhance speed and security across cloud, web and online platforms, including mobile devices. It also pairs a flexible and reliable global infrastructure with the business intelligence companies leverage to cost-effectively deliver the ultimate online gaming experiences while driving uptake and reducing abandonment.

“The online game industry is a continuously evolving and highly competitive market, and our mission is to provide developers and publishers everything they need to get their online game ready to play,” said Rick Buonincontri, CEO at Solid State. “By partnering with Akamai, we are leveraging an unmatched capacity, scale, and geographic reach to further reduce friction that can negatively impact player acquisition and retention. We expect our customers to benefit from a fully optimized and integrated workflow deployment solution that delivers on today’s gamers’ expectations, so they can focus on making great games.”

Thanks to the partnership, game studios are afforded the opportunity to incorporate Akamai during the early stages of development and take advantage of those benefits throughout the entire game lifecycle. This can help smaller and independent studios more easily scale to support their success.

“Game files are getting bigger and being released more frequently than ever. Launches, updates and patches all pose unique delivery and security challenges for game developers and publishers,” said Kris Alexander, chief strategist, connected devices and gaming, at Akamai. “We believe that the Solid State Networks DIRECT solution, when coupled with Akamai’s Intelligent Platform, will allow developers and publishers of all types and sizes to deploy their games globally with confidence and deliver at the speed of player demand.”

As part of the arrangement, Solid State joins Akamai’s NetAlliance Program. The program extends the existing capabilities of Akamai’s content delivery solutions and includes best-of-breed partners that provide robust and superior workflow solutions to customers worldwide. By partnering with Akamai, Solid State gains access to the Akamai Intelligent Platform, a distributed network of more than 170,000 servers and software across 102 countries within more than 1,300 networks.

Akamai will be exhibiting in Game Developers Conference booth 2310, March 4-6, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

About Akamai
Akamai® is a leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with first class 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 or, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

About Solid State Networks
Solid State Networks is the developer of the industry leading game deployment solution DIRECT.   Solid State Networks has worked with the leading game studios and publishers to facilitate the digital deployment of online content-driven games to players worldwide.  For more information about Solid State Networks and how DIRECT can optimize the deployment of your online games,, you can also follow @SolidStateNet 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, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt Akamai’s services or network or SNN’s services or products by hackers or others, the inability of Akamai and SNN technology or systems to operate together as expected or to continue to be interoperable, 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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