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Akamai And Riverbed Jointly Develop Innovative SaaS Acceleration Solution

"Leveraging existing Riverbed WAN optimization deployments in corporate networks and the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Platform for Internet optimization, organizations can realize immediate value without having to deploy any new hardware," explained Willie M. Tejada, Senior Vice President & General Manager of the Enterprise Cloud Division at Akamai. "With our joint solution, Riverbed and Akamai are ensuring the best user experience for any application, any user, located anywhere, essentially bringing the cloud closer to the end user."

The three SaaS applications initially supported by Steelhead Cloud Accelerator include:

Google Apps

Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations of any size so that users can stay connected and work together with ease – all hosted by Google to streamline setup, minimize maintenance, and reduce IT costs. 

Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, provides a trusted cloud platform and SaaS applications including its flagship CRM solution, which helps more than 100,000 organizations collaborate easily and connect with customers.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft delivers the power of cloud productivity by bringing together online versions of its most trusted communication and collaboration products – business-class e-mail, Web conferencing, instant messaging, document collaboration and workflow all designed to work together seamlessly – with the security, reliability, and control organizations of all sizes require, helping to save time, money and free up valued resources.

Availability: Steelhead Cloud Accelerator is expected to be generally available in Q1 2012. 

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 www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, 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, the inability of Akamai and Riverbed technologies to effectively interoperate as planned, a lack of market acceptance of, or demand for, hybrid cloud solutions like the Steelhead Cloud Accelerator, 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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