Akamai invests in Macrometa for joint edge cloud platform

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Akamai, a content delivery network (CDN) provider, has invested in edge services provider Macrometa as the two partner to integrate their services.

By combining Akamai’s cloud infrastructure with Macrometa’s global data network, the two companies give developers the option to build enterprise applications that can utilise edge services.

The joint partnership will support enterprise customers looking to develop and run applications or APIs across the cloud and edge. Macrometa’s clients will gain access to Akamai’s edge platform and cloud services found on Linode, AWS, 5G networks, and GCP Azure.

Hetan Venkatesh, founder and CEO of Macrometa, said: “This partnership and technical integration simplify the amount of work and effort that goes into building applications and deploying them on the edge, and it brings a certain level of elegance and velocity that allows faster time to market and a more modern experience of building these types of apps.”

Together the companies share a vision for efficient cloud infrastructure and enhanced product offerings.

Users will be able to access Macrometa products through Akamai’s global team. Akamai’s CDN in unison with Macrometa’s global data network will mean applications can be deployed at the edge quickly and securely.

These applications will then be able to create and deliver content on a global scale once deployed.

As part of the partnership, Akamai Labs CTO Andy Champagne will join Macrometa’s board as a non-voting observer.

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