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Xerox Uses Akamai EdgeSuite Service for Internet Infrastructure Efficiency

Press release from the issuing company

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Sept. 5, 2001--Akamai Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services, today announced that Xerox Corporation has chosen to implement the Akamai EdgeSuite(SM) service to simplify its infrastructure requirements while increasing the performance, scalability, and reliability of its global Web operations. A leader in the global document management market, Xerox offers an array of innovative document solutions, services and systems - including color and black-and-white printers, multifunction devices and digital copiers - designed for offices and production-printing environments. It also offers associated supplies, software and support. Xerox will benefit from the massive scalability and reach of Akamai's globally distributed network, while avoiding costly build-out of its own Web infrastructure to ensure top performance for online visitors from around the world. "Xerox places the utmost level of importance on effectively reaching our customers, partners and other stakeholders via the Internet,'' said Fred Heller, vice president and general manager, xerox.com. "Working with Akamai enables us to scale www.xerox.com on demand to meet site visitors' needs with high availability and performance, regardless of unpredictable traffic levels.'' "Xerox is a recognized business leader with worldwide customer demand for its broad range of products and services. We're excited to assist Xerox in its efforts to scale its Web operations and maintain top site performance for users through the implementation of the EdgeSuite service,'' said Michael Ruffolo, executive vice president, Akamai. "We look forward to working with Xerox to demonstrate the numerous advantages of site presentation delivery from the Internet's edge.'' The Akamai EdgeSuite service is an integrated set of functionalities designed to reduce Internet infrastructure costs and complexities by extending the performance, scalability, and reliability benefits of content delivery across an entire Web site, including dynamic content and applications.

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