Global law firm Hogan Lovells represented Akamai Technologies, the cloud company that powers and protects life online, in an agreement to acquire Ondat, a cloud-based storage technology provider with a Kubernetes-native platform for running stateful applications anywhere at scale.
Akamai, based in Cambridge, Mass., last month unveiled Akamai Connected Cloud, a massively distributed edge and cloud platform for cloud computing, security, and content delivery that keeps applications and experiences closer and threats farther away. Akamai’s cloud computing services enable developers to build, run, and secure highly performant workloads closer to wherever businesses and users connect online.
In building out Akamai Connected Cloud, Akamai is adding core and distributed sites on top of the same underlying backbone that powers its edge network today — spanning more than 4,100 locations across 134 countries. The acquisition of Ondat’s cloud storage technology and its industry-recognized talent is intended to strengthen Akamai’s cloud computing offerings.
Ondat, headquartered in London, brings technology that delivers persistent storage directly onto any Kubernetes cluster for running business-critical, stateful applications safely across any public, private, and hybrid clouds.
The Hogan Lovells team that represented Akamai was led by partner Alex Aber and included counsel Zohar Nevo and attorney Matthew Eaton (all Boston), with support from counsel Simon Grimshaw and associates Russell Clay and Ryan Masterson (all London).
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