Limelight compared to Hibernia

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Limelight and Hibernia. 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 Limelight Hibernia
PoPs 80+ 26
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 Not supported Fully supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Fully supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Fully supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Fully supported
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Not supported
API Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API) Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management
Custom CNAMEs Fully supported
Shared SSL Certificates Unknown Fully supported
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Fully supported
Support 247 Phone and Email support E-mail and Phone 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 Coming soon

Pricing Limelight vs Hibernia

Limelight Hibernia
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

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.

HIBERNIA Description

Hibernia Networks is a CDN provider and cable operator, with next generation submarine and terrestrial networks throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The company has over 200 points of presence (PoPs) in 22 locations across the globe, connected by over 27,000 kilometers of fiber.

Hibernia Networks is owned by Constellation Ventures Partners (now part of Highbridge Capital Management) and Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC), and is a subsidiary of the latter.

The company provides Dynamic synchronous Transfer Mode (DTM), carrier-grade IP transit, dedicated Ethernet and wavelengths services, and is a true end-to-end service provider. In 2015 the company completed their Hibernia Express cable, the first trans-atlantic cable to be built in the last decade. The new cable provides a new low latency connection between major commercial centers in Europe and North America, and utilises the latest generation of optical technologies. Zayo Group and Microsoft were among the cable’s first customers.

Hibernia Networks was founded in 2003 and has since then acquired Atrato IP Networks, MediaXstream and the Media Connect assets from TeliaSonera. The CDN service of Hibernia was launched in 2014.

HIBERNIA Resellers

A trusted Hibernia distribution partner is Cloakfusion. The Hibernia CDN is resold both separately and within an integrated multi-CDN solution. Get in touch with the Cloakfusion team here, to learn more about Hibernia and to request a custom quote.

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