Swisscom, Akamai team on cloud services
Swiss incumbent Swisscom aims to improve cloud content delivery, applications and security through a partnership with cloud infrastructure service provider Akamai Technologies.
The pair is teaming on sales, customer support and marketing in Switzerland in a bid to improve consumers’ experience of the web and cloud in the country. Terms of the deal will see Swisscom act as a local reseller for Akamai in the market, and integrate the cloud firm’s services with its own.
Urs Schaeppi, chief executive of Swisscom’s domestic division, says the collaboration “will address the growing expectations of enterprise customers for high-performing delivery of digital content, video and cloud applications.”
Akamai’s EMEA vice president and general manager, Mark Vargo, adds the deal will create “performance, cost and security benefits for business to business customers, as well as for end users.”