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…New report outlines benefits of using Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator…

June 17, 2008 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced the results of a NetForecast study outlining Internet-specific impediments to Web-based SAP application performance and how Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator(SM) service can improve the productivity of Internet-connected SAP users around the world.

In the report, NetForecast President Peter Sevcik and Associate Rebecca Wetzel address how poor Internet performance threatens SAP user productivity and how Akamai’s globally-distributed computing platform and technology solutions overcome the Internet latency and availability problems associated with the delivery of dynamic SAP applications. NetForecast is an internationally-recognized engineering consulting company that benchmarks, analyzes and improves the performance of networked data, voice and video applications.

“SAP applications are business-critical by nature,” said Peter Sevcik, president of NetForecast. “As the lifeblood of a company, these applications must absolutely, positively perform well for users located anywhere in the world. Akamai’s application delivery network and application acceleration service enables companies to extend the reach of their Web-based SAP applications up to 12,000 miles away from the application infrastructure – delivering results significant enough to change a business strategy from failure to success.”

The report also details the results of a real-world use case applying a methodology called Apdex, short for Application Performance Index. Apdex is an industry standard for measuring and assessing user satisfaction with application performance.

“With the Web Application Accelerator service, SAP applications can escape Internet performance issues that severely impact application usage and adoption,” said Willie M. Tejada, vice president of Application Acceleration for Akamai. “By leveraging Akamai’s massive, distributed computing platform and managed application acceleration services, IT departments can ensure fast and reliable application performance for global users, even when served from a single, centralized data center.”

Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator service leverages Akamai's globally-deployed platform – comprising approximately 34,000 servers in 70 countries – to deliver consistent, improved application performance for enterprise customers. Akamai accelerates customers’ dynamic Web applications using a number of unique techniques including dynamic mapping, route optimization and connection optimization technology. The result is increased user adoption of applications for greater productivity and decreased support costs.

To read NetForecast’s Akamai Performance for SAP applications report, please visit:

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