​Akamai to help APAC startups with Akamai One program

Akamai Technology will give online startup businesses access to its web and mobile solutions without the need for integration or recurring costs for one year.

Akamai Technology plans to help Asia-Pacific startups reduce the complexity related to running an online business with the launch of its Akamai One startup program.

Through the program, startups such as those in the travel, e-commerce, and digital media sector will have access to Akamai's web and mobile performance solutions for a year. These solutions include Akamai's Intelligent Platform, which can be used to reduce IT costs and extend web infrastructure; its Front End Optimisations solution, which can be used to deliver responsive user experiences; and Real User Monitoring, which can be used to gain audience insights in real time.

Akamai reassured that there would be no need for integration or recurring costs for the first year.

Sanjay Singh, Akamai Technologies Asia Pacific senior vice president and general manager, said Akamai One will help startups reduce the complexity of delivering high-performing web and mobile experiences.

"Startups need to focus on innovating and bringing their product to market as quickly as possible in order to succeed and continue to secure funding to expand and grow. With Akamai's solutions built into our globally distributed platform, startups can scale their internet operations rapidly without having to invest in infrastructure," he said.

Earlier this year, Akamai signed a partnership with Sydney-based technology startup incubator BlueChilli to enable startups to access its CDN. It has also partnered with SparkLabs in Korea and TLabs in India.