Azion Technologies compared to Limelight

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Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features Azion Technologies Limelight
PoPs 19 (26 more planned) 80+
Purge All Fully supported Fully supported
Instant Purge Fully supported Fully supported
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Fully supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Additional costs Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Not supported
API Unknown Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API)
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Fully supported Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Fully supported Additional costs
Support Phone and E-mail support 247 Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD) Fully supported Fully supported
RTMP Streaming Fully supported Fully supported
Multiple CDNs Not supported Not supported
CDN balancing tech Not supported Not supported
Storage Additional costs Additional costs

Pricing Azion Technologies vs Limelight

Azion Technologies Limelight
Global flat fee N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (low volume) N/A N/A
NA/EU Traffic (high volume) N/A N/A
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A N/A
Extra costs N/A N/A

AZION TECHNOLOGIES Description

Azion Technologies is a CDN provider with strong presence in Latin America. While their global coverage is limited, the provider has a large amount of points-of-presence (PoPs) in LATAM and particularly in Brazil. The company currently has 25 PoPs in its network and plans to add an additional 26 in the future.

Features offered by Azion include, but are not limited to: media acceleration, security, live streaming and image optimisation.

Customers of Azion are, of have been Lacoste, Lojas Colombo, Catho, Panvel Farmácias, KBOING, Somos Educação, Wise Up, Kroton Educacional and Saraiva.

Azion was founded in 2011 and has three offices in Porto Alegre, São Paulo and in Miami.

LIMELIGHT Description

Limelight Networks is an Arizona-based CDN provider that owns and operates its own content delivery network. The company was founded in 2001 and has offices in the US, Europe and Asia.

Limelight offers regular CDN services for static content, website acceleration, video streaming (Limelight Orchestrate) and cloud storage. Some of the services in the Limelight portfolio came to be from a variety of acquisitions done by the company in the past. Acquired companies include AcceloWeb (website acceleration), Kiptronic (video) and Delve Networks (video).

In 2006, the CDN provider was sued by Akamai Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and later by Level3 over alleged patent infringements. In 2015, after a long string of decisions, came an end to the back-and-forth between Akamai and Limelight: Limelight was held liable for direct infringement of an Akamai-held patent by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In response to the ruling, Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW) fell greatly.

As of today, Limelight is still fighting a portion of the August 2015 decision, prolonging an already long-standing dispute against Akamai.

Limelight serves, or has served notable customers such as Disney, EA Sports, MySpace, Harpo Productions, MTV, Nintendo, Heineken and Carrefour. With the exception of the latter two, these customers are seemingly no longer with Limelight.

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