Akamai Not Going to Compete With Amazon or Rackspace


Posted on 22nd June 2010 by cloudhostingguy in Cloud Hosting

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Cloud hosting is huge right now, and Akamai is looking to capitalize on that growth by providing differentiated services based on its distributed network architecture. While it does offer optimization for cloud-based services, CEO Paul Sagan said that the provider would not seek to compete against Amazon and Rackspace to provide the same sort of bare metal, infrastructure-as-a-service cloud offerings that they sell.

Akamai CEO Paul Sagan will be speaking at this week’s Structure conference. In a Q&A ahead of the conference, we asked Sagan about how Akamai defines its cloud services, why cloud optimization is important and how companies that provide cloud services can overcome questions about security or network outages. To learn more, and to see Sagan’s fireside chat with Om on Thursday, join us for Structure 2010, June 23 and 24 in San Francisco.

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For more on cloud computing, join the GigaOM Network for its annual Structure conference June 23 & 24 in San Francisco.

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  1. Sam Stewart says:

    Great post and very wise of Akamai not to compete with anyone. Get off your butt and man up. It’s not going to hep your relationship with them at all

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