Last Wednesday (on February 8, 2012), Akamai Technologies, the global leader in web optimization and Content Delivery Network services, announced that it had acquired Blaze Software Inc., one of the innovative providers of cloud-based services that automate frontend optimization (FEO) and optimizes the speed of rendering web pages, in a cash transaction.

With the Internet applications becoming more complex, and with the higher use of rich media on the webpages, there is a need to have solutions that optimize the content when it is being delivered to devices including desktops, laptops, tablet devices and smart phones. And by reducing the number of requests, and optimizing the content, the offering of Blaze provides this additional performance improvements. Akamai mentioned that since the solution was supplementary to its global cloud, leveraging and integrating this technology would enable Akamai to provide additional performance improvements to its customers.

Both Akamai and Blaze were happy with development and at the prospect of working together, and while it was a cash-only deal, the financial details of the same were not disclosed.