|Purge All||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Instant Purge||Unknown||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Not supported||Not supported|
|GZIP Compression||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Not supported||Not supported|
|API||Fully supported||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||24⁄7 Livechat, email support||24⁄7 Phone and Email support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|RTMP Streaming||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Multiple CDNs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|CDN balancing tech||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Storage||Additional costs||Additional costs|
|Global flat fee||$0.05 to $0.02 per GB||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||N/A|
|Extra costs||$33 per month for streaming to mobile, and smart TV’s $33 per month for content protection||N/A|
CDNVideo was founded in 2008 and is a combination provider for both video services as well as CDN Solutions. CDNVideo is part of the Wangsu Science & Technology international group, and has PoPs in 4 regions, CIS and Russia, Asia, Europe, and North America.
The CDNVideo Network is optimized for online broadcasting and user experience. Using load balancing technology they provide high quality playback for both on-demand and livestreaming, and the customization tools and statistics can help you optimize your content.
Their clients are national TV Channels, media & entertainment companies, as well as e-commerce websites, and game developers. The list of clients includes: VGTRK, Europa Plus, Orange Apps, and Cybersport. Additionally, the CDNVideo network has been used to host large events like the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, the 2016 Eurovision, Ice Hockey world Championships and the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi.
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.