eLynx Technologies Taps Akamai for SaaS Optimization
Web-based Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry Improve Response Times Using
Akamai's Terra Enterprise Solutions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Akamai^® Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide
secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced
today that eLynx Technologies, a leading provider of web-based monitoring,
exception based alarming, and field automation services for the oil and gas
industry is using Akamai Terra Enterprise Solutions to provide performance
optimization for the company's SCADALynx^™ technology.
Delivered to customers as a SaaS offering, SCADALynx is designed to offer
intelligent automation for organizations in the oil and gas production
industry. According to eLynx, SCADALynx, provides the ability to monitor – in
real time – various aspects of the drilling and production process including
flow computers, compressors, pipelines, tanks and artificial lift devices, to
name only a few. As important, eLynx notes that SCADALynx also provides the
capability to remotely implement changes and make adjustments to the
production environment based on the data provided by the system.
According to Ryan McDonald, director of IT at eLynx, consistent, predictable
application performance is of paramount concern to the company and its
customers. The ability to provide that level of customer experience was key to
its decision to implement Terra Enterprise Solutions for cloud optimization.
"In the oil and gas industry the speed at which you receive data and the
ability to act quickly on that data not only impacts productivity and
profitability, but perhaps also safety," explained McDonald. "Pairing our SaaS
offering with Akamai solutions helps to ensure that potential problems with
the Internet do not become problems for the delivery of our applications. Our
customers get the information they need, when they need it and are able to
take timely, appropriate actions to benefit their business."
McDonald asserts that implementing Terra Enterprise Solutions in conjunction
with SCADALynx has helped customers receive an average response time of less
than one second from the application.
"For companies, the multiple benefits of SaaS adoption can be tempered by
inconsistent performance associated with using the Internet as an application
delivery platform," stated Mike Afergan, senior vice president and general
manager, Web Experience Business Unit, Akamai. "For companies like eLynx,
Akamai's Terra Enterprise Solutions are designed to eliminate this concern and
help SaaS applications behave as if they were delivered on a dedicated WAN,
therefore providing an exceptional user experience."
Akamai^® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure,
high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and
expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly
mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to
securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating
the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com
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Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
This release contains information about future expectations, plans and
prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements
for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those
indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important
factors including, but not limited to, failure of Akamai services to operate
as expected or to address intended market needs, a failure of Akamai's network
infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report
on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically
filed with the SEC.
Rob Morton Natalie Temple
Media Relations Investor Relations
SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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