CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – March 2, 2023
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the cloud company that powers and protects life online, today announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ondat, a Kubernetes-native platform for running stateful applications, anywhere, at scale. Ondat’s technology delivers persistent storage directly onto any Kubernetes cluster for running business-critical, stateful applications safely across any public, private and hybrid clouds. The Ondat cloud storage technology and its industry-recognized talent is intended to strengthen Akamai’s enterprise-ready cloud computing business.
"Last month we shared details of Akamai Connected Cloud, the world’s most distributed platform for cloud computing, security, and content delivery,” said Adam Karon, chief operating officer and general manager of the cloud technology group, Akamai Technologies. "Storage is a key component of cloud computing and Ondat’s technology will enhance Akamai’s storage capabilities, allowing us to offer a fundamentally different approach to cloud that integrates core and distributed computing sites with a massively scaled edge network.”
Ondat's employees, including founder and chief technology officer Alex Chircop, will join Akamai’s cloud computing business.
Akamai Connected Cloud is a massively distributed edge and cloud platform for cloud computing, security, and content delivery that keeps applications and experiences closer and threats farther away. Akamai’s cloud computing provides services for developers to build, run, and secure highly performant workloads closer to wherever businesses and users connect online. In building out Akamai Connected Cloud, Akamai is adding core and distributed sites on top of the same underlying backbone that powers its edge network today — spanning more than 4,100 locations across 134 countries. More specifically, Akamai is placing compute, storage, database, and other services closer to large population, industry, and IT centers.
Ondat, headquartered in London, U.K., is a privately funded company. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023; Akamai anticipates no material impact to the company’s financial guidance for 2023.
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Akamai powers and protects life online. Leading companies worldwide choose Akamai to build, deliver, and secure their digital experiences — helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s most distributed compute platform — from cloud to edge — we make it easy for customers to develop and run applications, while we keep experiences closer to users and threats farther away. Learn more about Akamai’s security, compute, and delivery solutions at akamai.com and akamai.com/blog, or follow Akamai Technologies on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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