Kubernetes storage provider Ondat acquired by Akamai
Akamai Technologies has a massively distributed Connected Cloud offering for cloud computing, security, and content delivery. It provides services for developers to build, run, and secure high performance workloads close to where its business users connect online. Akamai is adding core and distributed sites on top of the underlying backbone that powers its existing edge network. This spans more than 4,100 locations across 134 countries. The network megalith aims to place compute, storage, database, and other services close to large population, industry, and IT centers.
Adam Karon, Akamai’s COO and cloud technology group GM, said: “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.”