Akamai Opens its Second Largest Facility in India

Article By : Sufia Tippu

Creates more than 2000 projected jobs for Bengaluru

BENGALURU — Cloud delivery network provider Akamai Technologies on Friday announced the opening of its new facility in Bengaluru that would house more than 2,000 employees over the next few years.

Spread over a 250,000 square feet area and said to be Akamai’s second largest across the world, the facility will also house an Akamai Network Operations Centre, an Akamai Security Operations Command Centre and a Broadcast Operations Command Centre to service customers in the region and across the globe.

Fostering a vibrant culture, the Akamai Bangalore office is one of three centers of innovation and excellence maintained by the company and has been the incubation center for some of Akamai’s most ground breaking initiatives.

Opening of Akamai's India facilities

[L to R] Graeme Beardsell, Vice President and Managing Director, APJ, Akamai and Dr. Tom Leighton, CEO and Co-Founder, Akamai along with Mr. Prasad Mandava, Managing Director, India and Vice President, Engineering, Akamai during the inauguration ceremony of Akamai’s new facility at Embassy Golf Links in Bengaluru (Source: Akamai)

“Akamai has had a presence in Bengaluru for more than a decade. We’re proud of how our local team delivers meaningful innovation for the company globally and for customers locally, helping Indian organisations harness the full power of the Internet,” Dr Tom Leighton, CEO, Akamai, said in a statement.

According to Prasad Mandava, Managing Director, India and Vice President, Engineering, Akamai, the facility represents the company’s continued commitment to its workforce in India.

“This facility stands as a testament to the culture of innovation and value that the India site brings to Akamai and its customers globally,” said Mandava.

— Sufia Tippu is a freelance tech journalist based in India contributing to EE Times India

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