IBM (NYSE: IBM)and Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM)are partnering on new solutions to help accelerate datacenter applications.
As part of the solution, enterprises will need an IBM’s Websphere DataPower Edge Appliance that sits on the customer premise. The appliance integrates with the Akamai global delivery network.
“What is unique is that the product offerings are managed services that extend the capability of WebSphere server and application middleware beyond the edge of the enterprise,” Corey Scobie, Chief Strategist for Application Optimization, IBM told InternetNews.com. “That is new ground for IBM. Historically we’ve been strong in technology that existed within the wall of the enterprise and the data center.”