CDNVideo compared to Limelight

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of CDNVideo and Limelight. We hope this helps you compare these two Content Delivery Networks. You can find additional tips that help you select the right CDN here.

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown
Features CDNVideo Limelight
PoPs 35 80+
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 247 Livechat, email support 247 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

Pricing CDNVideo vs Limelight

CDNVideo Limelight
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
APAC Traffic N/A N/A
LATAM Traffic 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 Description

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 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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