Akamai to optimize Info Edge performance and scalability

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leader in powering rich media, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced that Info Edge (India) Limited has chosen Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator(SM) service to optimize the search application of it’s flagship brand and India’s No. 1 job site: Naukri.com.

Naukri.com provides a variety of services to job seekers, corporations and placement agencies in India and the rest of the world, including resume database access, response management tools, job postings, and branding solutions. With more than 2,00,000 jobs available at any point in time, and over 32,500 corporate clients during the financial year ended March 2008, Naukri.com is India’s largest and fastest growing job site.

To maintain its leadership position, Naukri.com proactively addresses the technical issues – performance and scalability – that accompany fast, global growth. Naukri will leverage Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator service to accelerate its search application and enable faster accessibility of relevant jobs to its customers.

On the development, Vibhore Sharma, Sr-Vice President, Info Edge (India) Ltd – parent company of Naukri.com said, “Akamai-optimization of our search application will result in a consistent user experience as well as reduced loads on our web servers, while enabling us to focus on developing new products and services to further solidify our No. 1 market position.”

“Naukri.com pioneered the concept of online job search in India by striving to provide the best possible job search experience and tools to help job seekers find the right job,” said Robert Hughes, executive vice president of Global Sales, Services and Marketing for Akamai Technologies. “We’re pleased to contribute to Naukri.com’s goal of providing an enhanced and consistent customer experience that keeps their corporate customers and job seekers repeatedly accessing their services.”

Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator service leverages Akamai’s globally-deployed platform –comprising approximately 36,000 servers in 70 countries – to deliver consistent, improved application performance for enterprise customers. Akamai accelerates customers’ dynamic Web applications using a number of unique techniques including dynamic mapping, route optimization and connection optimization technology. The result is increased user adoption of applications for greater productivity and decreased support costs.

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