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Englewood, CO, United States, 2008/10/28 - Leading Specialty Distributor - Alternative Technology has teamed with Akamai, a leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, to resell Akamai’s portfolio of application performance solutions.
Alternative Technology, Inc., an Arrow Electronics, Inc. company and leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, storage and security solutions, has teamed with Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), a leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, to resell Akamai’s portfolio of application performance solutions within North America.
Akamai provides the only solution designed to enable the Internet to operate as a business-ready application delivery platform by addressing the bottlenecks in the “cloud” with a unique, globally distributed platform that requires no additional hardware or client-side technology. The company’s managed services are tapped by companies looking to optimize the performance and reliability of Web-based and IP-enabled applications for increased adoption and productivity by employees, suppliers and partners located anywhere in the world.
Akamai Application Performance Solutions include:
• Web Application Accelerator service for the delivery of consistent, improved application performance for any Web-based application.
• IP Application accelerator service for the acceleration of any IP-enabled application such as virtualized client/server, virtual private network (VPN) and conference applications.
“Akamai pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, and provides market-leading managed services that have been adopted by the world’s most recognizable brands across diverse industries,” said Tom Zorn, executive vice president, Alternative Technology. “Akamai’s unique managed services business model and professional services organization will be well received by our North American channel partners as they look to help their customers increase business productivity without capital investment.”
“We look forward to working with Alternative Technology to drive new opportunities for Akamai Application Performance Solutions,” said Robert Hughes, executive vice president, Global Sales, Services and Marketing, Akamai Technologies. “Alternative Technology brings substantial channel reach into the North American market and is backed by a strong reputation for supporting enterprise IT needs.”
About Alternative Technology
Alternative Technology is a leading specialty distributor for value-added resellers who need products and services targeted at thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, security, and wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative Technology identifies business issues that are key to its markets and offers multivendor solutions that drive demand back through its reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carlsbad, Calif., and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). For more information, e-mail: sales[.]AltTech.com or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).
Akamai, Web Application Accelerator and IP Application Accelerator are either registered trademarks or service marks of Akamai Technologies, Inc.