Rackspace will offer Akamai's technologies---content delivery network services, secure sockets layer and other web optimization tools---as part of its cloud hosting services.
Under the partnership, Rackspace said it will integrate Akamai features in its Cloud Files, an online storage system.
In a statement, Rackspace noted that it frequently works with Akamai customers. Now the two companies will have a more integrated approach.
Rackspace will include Akamai products as an embedded part of services or as an add-on for its dedicated, cloud and hybrid hosting. The first part of the partnership is to integrate Akamai's content delivery services into Cloud Files.