New Web company anticipates hiring at least 50 persons here

Akamai Technologies, Inc. has announced the opening of its Costa Rica services and support center. The new San José center is slated to create more than 50 jobs through the end of 2014, the firm said. Akamai markets its cloud infrastructure solutions within countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

Representing roughly 10 percent of the world’s Internet population, Latin America has experienced steady growth in online usage across all countries, led by Brazil and Mexico, the firm noted. As the second-largest informational technology market among developing nations and the sixth-largest economy in the world, Brazil leads in technology among Latin American countries.

Over the past 12 months, Akamai said it has experienced considerable growth on its global platform in Web traffic destined to end users in Latin America. Akamai’s continued expansion into Latin America will be led by Jim Ebzery, a 30-year industry veteran with executive leadership experience across various high technology disciplines, according to the firm. Most recently, he ran the security, management and operating platforms business at Novell, where he led the growth of the security business and expansion of their strategic cloud business, said the firm.

The company also has business development offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The addition of a technical services and customer care team in Costa Rica diversifies Akamai’s world-class support organization, said the firm.

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