Inktomi, Cable & Wireless Connect

Cable & Wireless , the global telecommunications group, today announced it has signed an agreement with Inktomi Corp., the Internet search and content delivery developer, to provide a global connectivity and web hosting solution supporting Inktomi’s Web Search.

The agreement builds on Cable & Wireless’ goal of uniting connectivity and services, which began with its recent acquisitions of Digital Island and Exodus.

The firm says that delivering hosting services for Inktomi Web Search within data London, San Jose, Calif., and Reston, Va.-based centers, allows Inktomi to access strategic elements of Cable & Wireless’ global network.

Inktomi, which delivers hosted search services to web portals on an OEM, private-label basis, says that having access to Cable & Wireless’ network will help it meet the demand for global access to Internet content.

Says Vishal Makhijani, general manager of Inktomi Web Search: “By leveraging the web hosting services and global network that Cable & Wireless offers, we can continue to consistently provide our customers with the highest quality web search without adding to our costs.”

“The Inktomi contract is a clear demonstration of Cable & Wireless’ ability to deliver innovative solutions to the world’s leading Internet technology vendors,” says Paul Mavris, head of Content, Application and Internet Providers, Cable & Wireless.

“This announcement reinforces Cable & Wireless’ central role in providing complete solutions that bring together connectivity and services.”

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