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Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud optimization services, and Brightcove, the leading online video platform, today announced a wide-ranging alliance to drive quality, performance, and innovation in the online video industry.  The agreement between the companies is designed to bring together two of the most widely-used cloud-based platforms for professional online video to create a powerful, end-to-end offer that makes high-quality video publishing and distribution easily available for businesses and organizations of all sizes.  Brightcove will provide the Akamai HD Network as a bundled component of the Brightcove online video platform service.

Webtrends, an enterprise customer intelligence company and Optaros, an ecommerce solution provider, today announced a partnership that includes Webtrends Analytics 9 in Optaros' OCentric SaaS ecommerce platform. OCentric is the first ecommerce platform that provides the simplicity of SaaS with the flexibility of open source software.

Optaros, an ecommerce solution provider, today announced the OCentric ecommerce SaaS, leveraging Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS). OCentric provides the simplicity of SaaS with the flexibility of open source. Leveraging the scale economies of Amazon's cloud, OCentric provides unique client solutions at the same price point as one-size-fits-all ecommerce SaaS vendors. In addition, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides OCentric clients with the ability to auto-scale servers to meet peak demand, which is critical during intense sales periods.

Brightcove Inc. and Akamai Technologies are expected to say today that they will establish Akamai HD Network as the default content-delivery system for Brightcove video. The Brightcove platform is used by organizations, media companies, and other businesses to publish and distribute video on the Internet. Until now, most of the content has been delivered by Limelight Networks, based in Tempe, Ariz. Under the new arrangement, Akamai will become the default service, but Brightcove will continue to offer a choice of six delivery networks, including Limelight.