Akamai One programme launched for startups in APAC
By Digital News Asia November 6, 2015
- Startups and accelerators can use its services and technologies for a year
- Promises secure web experience, infrastructure offload and operational agility
AKAMAI Technologies Inc said it has launched the Akamai One startup programme in Asia Pacific, which it claimed would allow startups to focus on growing their businesses without worrying about the complexity of delivering fast, reliable and secure online experiences for their users.
The programme makes available Akamai’s Web and Mobile Performance solutions to startups in sectors such as travel, e-commerce, high tech and digital media, the company said in a statement.
Under the programme, independent startups and accelerators can leverage Akamai’s services and technologies for a year with no integration or recurring costs.
The expanding startup landscape in Asia Pacific has captured US$9.4 billion in venture capital funding across a total of 436 investments in the first quarter of 2015, Akamai said in its statement, citing a study by Arnaud Bonzom of 500 Startups.
“Startups need to focus on innovating and bringing their product to market as quickly as possible in order to succeed and continue to secure funding to expand and grow,” said Akamai Technologies’ Asia Pacific & Japan senior vice president and general manager Sanjay Singh.
“With Akamai’s solutions built into our globally-distributed platform, startups can scale their Internet operations rapidly without having to invest in infrastructure.
“Akamai One helps startups reduce the complexity of delivering high-performing web and mobile experiences with Akamai's proven CDN (content delivery network) technologies,” he added.
Under Akamai One, participating startups have access to one year’s worth of Akamai’s Web and Mobile Performance solutions that are designed to:
- Reduce IT costs and extend web infrastructure by leveraging the Akamai Intelligent Platform;
- Deliver responsive user experiences with Akamai's Front End Optimisations (FEO);
- Optimise for both cellular and WiFi connections with Enhanced Mobile Protocol technology ‘ and
- Gain key audience insights in real time with Real User Monitoring (RUM).
Akamai said it has partnered with incubators such as BlueChilli in Australia, SparkLabs in South Korea, and TLabs in India to help startups succeed by providing products and resources that allow the startups to focus on their core business goals.
For more information on this program and eligibility criteria, please email [email protected]. Incubators and accelerators keen to participate in the programme may get in touch with Akamai via [email protected].
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