Akamai launching new 'Open' strategy, developer ecosystem

Summary:The long-term goal is to improve third-party app integration with Akamai's own cloud-based Internet content delivery network.

Akamai has revealed the makings of a new strategy that is relies heavily upon collaboration and the sharing of open resources among its developer community.

Unveiled amid Akamai's Edge customer conference in Maryland this week, the Open Initiative intends to flesh out an ecosystem comprised of partners, customers and developers.

The long-term goal is to improve third-party app integration with Akamai's own cloud-based Internet content delivery network.

So far, Akamai already inked deals to team up with API specialists Apiary IO and cloud analytics service Sumo Logic to serve as channels for Akamai's resources and deployments.

The Open strategy also comes along with some new services and products being tacked onto Akamai's cloud-based Intelligent Platform for rerouting user experiences to virtually any connected computing device.

Not surprisingly, these new capabilities focus on the users themselves. Some of the new features include a real-time data feed with instant insights into security and transactions on a network as well as self-service control center with single sign-on functionality.

Akamai's new developer and partner community portal will be accessible on Wednesday.

Topics: Cloud, Enterprise Software, Mobility, Software Development, Web development

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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