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We are happy to announce that Orange has selected Akamai Cloud Networking to power Orange Business VPN Internet Accelerate. Orange is the first global telecom provider and IT solutions integrator to deliver multinational corporations end-to-end cloud network solutions across the globe, based on Akamai Cloud Networking Optimized Internet Transport.

Yesterday in Tel Aviv, investors, VCs, and entrepreneurial supporters watched as six cybersecurity startups presented their businesses. These companies have just completed the Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Akamai was proud to partner with Microsoft in this exciting program through business and technical/engineering mentoring as well as financial support. You can read my colleague's post detailing his experience as a technical mentor here.

Cybersecurity Mentorship Experiences: My 4 Insights

Through the Akamai-Microsoft cybersecurity accelerator program, I had the privilege to act as a mentor to six cyber-security startups. The accelerator ran through Fall 2014, now coming to an end with the demo-day planned for January 21st, 2015.
This week Orange announced that Dailymotion, one of the biggest video platforms in the world, has chosen Orange Business Services to help optimize live streaming of sports and gaming events for its partners. The media delivery solution implemented by Orange Business Services and Akamai uses an extensive network of servers to accelerate the distribution of video content over the internet - enabling users to watch high-quality live video content online from a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
Response to our recently announced product with Cisco has been tremendous thus far. I have met with many customers regarding Akamai Connect, and our team literally gave hundreds of demos at this year's Cisco Live event in San Francisco. It is great to see the high level of interest in Cisco's IWAN with Akamai Connect as companies look to evolve their networks to a hybrid WAN architecture.

Cisco and Akamai Announce Solution to Enable Digital Experiences and Relieve Network Congestion

Today marks another important milestone in Akamai's relationship with Cisco. Together we are enabling IT to respond to the business challenges to support the huge traffic increases brought on by the digital era.  Specifically, the IT challenge of supporting business leaders who are innovating at the branch office. Consider a retailer engaging customers with mobile assisted selling apps, digital displays and customer wi-fi. Think about a banker building out virtual branches to promote new financial services. Contemplate educators delivering a rich media curriculum to thousands of students. Reflect on business leaders adopting myriad digital experiences to improve productivity and drive revenues. In all these situations, organizations across the board are adopting new applications and services that require significantly more bandwidth than has been required in these "branch" locations. As important, these applications are no longer being hosted solely within the corporate data center. They are delivered from private or public cloud infrastructures, or directly from the Internet as a SaaS application.

In today's financial world, smart organizations face tremendous pressure to deliver mission critical Web applications quickly, reliably and securely. Malicious attacks against the Financial Services industry are increasing daily. Financial institutions must meet regulatory requirements and protect their clients. Don't leave your brand to chance.... learn how IBM Edge Delivery Services powered by Akamai transforms the Internet into an Enterprise class network with superior performance, visibility, security and control.

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In a market where innovation is the name of the game and competition is fierce, Progressive High Tech organizations must deliver products and services quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. The High Tech Industry must ensure unmatched cloud computing security to prevent malicious attacks, data theft and downtime. Don't leave the quality of your content delivery to chance when the web is strategic to your business. Learn how IBM Edge Delivery Services powered by Akamai can help you derive maximum Return on Investment and business value from your online business. 

The competition for wallet share has never been greater. A well designed application delivered over the internet is only as good as the client experience. You need a world class delivery platform! Learn how IBM Edge Delivery Services powered by Akamai transforms the Internet into an Enterprise class network to deliver mission critical Web applications to consumers quickly, reliably and securely.

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Partner Solution: IBM Edge Delivery Services

The difference between success and failure comes down to user perception of response time, reliability and safety. Sophisticated online users expect a high quality experience regardless of location and device type. IBM Edge Delivery Services powered by Akamai overcomes the complexities so the Internet works as a trusted, reliable and secure platform. Learn how your company can benefit from IBM Edge Delivery Services.