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Akamai, China Unicom cloud services partnership

Akamai Technologies, a global player in Content Delivery Network (CDN) services, has formed a strategic partnership agreement with China Unicom’s cloud division – CU Cloud. CU Cloud is one of the largest cloud computing service providers in China. As part of the strategic partnership, CU Cloud has agreed to complement its own Cloud services for global businesses with Akamai’s full suite of media delivery, web performance, and cloud security offerings.

The partnership is designed to enable close cooperation between the two companies in the areas of technology and network access, thus strengthening Akamai’s China CDN offering for accelerating content from global customers to Chinese consumers. In addition, both parties will continue to develop the opportunity to provide the best service to Chinese enterprises to grow their web presence globally.

“China Unicom is a major carrier in China, serving the global Internet market,” said Noam Freedman, Senior Vice President of Akamai’s global networks division. “We’re excited to be partnering with CU Cloud to tap into the fast-growing China cloud and CDN market. Akamai sees increased demand for delivering content to Chinese Internet users from global customers. With this strategic partnership, we believe Akamai is best positioned to serve this growing need.”

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