April 15, 2010 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – The UK2 Group
, a global leader of web hosting solutions, and Akamai Technologies Limited, part of Akamai Technologies, Inc.
, the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced a strategic sales partnership to provide UK small businesses across all sectors with premier content delivery services by Akamai via UK2’s service portfolio. The strategic sales partnership will allow both companies to drive new growth opportunities and has the potential to transform the online experience of many small businesses by reducing the costs and complexity of providing online services to their customers.
By offering UK2 Group’s growing clientele of over one million customers access to services based upon Akamai’s industry-leading and global content and application delivery network, small businesses that sign up with UK2 Group will be able to take advantage of the improved performance, reduced costs and security that Akamai’s Edge services provide. Akamai services are based upon its network of over 61,000 servers in 70 countries, allowing Akamai to offer business services such as accelerating Web site performance and Cloud optimization leading to reduced infrastructure and bandwidth costs, as well as improved security and reliability; all key strengths for any form of online business.
“The UK2 Group is pleased to work with Akamai to bring its services to the SMB market,” said Ditlev Bredahl, chief executive officer, UK2 Group. “With our large customer base, we are able to match the growing needs of that audience to Akamai’s premier services at prices previously unavailable to the small business segment,” said Bredahl.
“Akamai and the UK2 Group have each led fundamental advances in their own markets – Akamai with the world’s largest distributed computing platform and the UK2 Group’s dramatic rise in the hosting markets for SMBs in the UK,” said Malcolm Rowe, Regional Manager, Northern Europe, Akamai. “By combining our unique strengths, Akamai and the UK2 Group will bring Akamai’s world-renowned platform to the small business market giving them an unmatched content delivery experience,” said Rowe.
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit http://www.akamai.com.
About UK2 Group
UK2 Group has been a significant player in the British and European hosting markets since 1998, and is the founder brand of the UK2 Group. UK2 Group provides domain name registration and web hosting services to many global customers through its family of hosting brands - UK2.net, midPhase, WestHost, 10TB.com, AN Hosting, Autica, Resell.biz, US2.net, WingSix, Supreme Support, Dotable and the most recent acquisition, VI.net. The group operates its services out of several state of the art, multi million pound data centres in the UK and US, and are committed to providing reliable, secure and great value products and services underpinned with excellent support.