Akamai beefs up cloud storage offering with acquisition

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CDN specialist Akamai has acquired cloud storage expertise supplier Ondat in a stunning transfer that may beef up its personal Connected Cloud providing, launched only some days in the past. 

Particulars of the acquisition of the London-based firm haven’t been disclosed and the acquisition is predicted to shut by the tip of March 2023.

Ondat competes with the likes of Portworx (now a part of Pure Storage) and OpenEBS within the pink sizzling market of software-defined, cloud native storage for Kubernetes and is software, infrastructure and orchestration agnostic.

Past Content material Supply Networks

It has a tiered providing with a free group one which delivers limitless clusters, limitless nodes and 1TB capability per cluster going all the best way to an enterprise one with unlimited cloud storage capability, 24/7 help and a devoted account supervisor for as little as $750 per node per 12 months for a virtual machine (not bare metal). 

Akamai has advanced from one of many world’s largest CDN into an entity that aspires to “energy and shield life on-line” and interacts with billions of finish customers every single day by way of a spine that’s current in additional than 130 nations in almost 4,200 places.

Its acquisition of web hosting firm Linode, in March 2022, expanded the worldwide footprint of Akamai giving it the required instruments to compete on equal footing with archrival CloudFlare in addition to hyperscalers which have more and more expanded their very own choices to compete with conventional CDN.

Its world footprint implies that workloads can transparently be executed nearer to the place they’re wanted, whatever the location. It has additionally aggressively been increasing the variety of services it provides, at the moment topping 82 on the time of writing. 

Past cloud hosting and VPS, Akamai provides ZTNA companies, Cloud Firewall, DNS management, Cloud backup and DDoS protection amongst others. It has not too long ago introduced a discount of the worth of egress overage by 50% (as much as 1PB per thirty days) which it considers to be one of many largest ache factors for its clients (and the remainder of the cloud computing trade). 


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