March 31, 2017

Akamai announces the acquisition of SOASTA

The acquisition is intended to give Akamai customers greater visibility into their optimization strategies

Akamai Technologies, the American content delivery network (CDN) this week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire SOASTA, a digital performance management firm. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The companies say that the acquisition is intended to give Akamai customers greater visibility into the business impact of their website and application optimization strategies.

Ash Kulkarni, GM, Web Performance and Security, Akamai said:

The addition of SOASTA’s technology is intended to give our customers new ways to measure, optimize and validate the business impact of their web performance strategies.

The closing of the all-cash transaction is expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2017.

Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA said:

This acquisition will provide Akamai customers, many of whom are already SOASTA customers, with a new way to measure and test the optimizations they are making to their sites, and validate the actual business impact of their site’s performance.

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