Limelight compared to Quantil

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of Limelight and Quantil. 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 Quantil
PoPs 80+ 588+
Purge All Fully supported Unknown
Instant Purge Fully supported Unknown
Control panel Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Push Fully supported Not supported
Origin Pull Fully supported Fully supported
Origin Shield Not supported Not supported
GZIP Compression Fully supported Fully supported
Custom Rules Fully supported Not supported
HTTP/2 Protocol Not supported Not supported
SPDY Protocol Not supported Not supported
Raw Access Logs Fully supported Unknown
Real time statistics Fully supported Fully supported
Online signup Not supported Not supported
API Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API) Unknown
Custom CNAMEs Unknown
Shared SSL Certificates Unknown Unknown
Custom SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Unknown
Support 247 Phone and Email support Standard Email and Phone support 9:00AM – 6:00PM PST; emergency Phone support 24/7/365
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 Not supported

Pricing Limelight vs Quantil

Limelight Quantil
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.

QUANTIL Description

Quantil is the US subsidiary of mothercompany ChinaNetCenter, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. The company was originally named MileWEB, but when global sales operations were launched in 2014 the subsidiary was renamed to Quantil.

With over 550 points-of-presence (PoPs) in mainland China and 38 more in the rest of the world, Quantil’s network map is expansive.

Just like ChinaNetCenter, Quantil supports a wide range of web delivery services such as website acceleration, mobile acceleration, large download delivery, video-on-demand and live streaming.

Quantil’s clientele includes, or has included Firstrade, Ferrari, Air France and Canali.

For businesses operating their website in mainland China, it is recommended to apply for an ICP license. Most CDN providers offer to aid clients with this process, Quantil included. Without an ICP license, Chinese Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are required to block access to the website.

To compare Quantil against other providers, enter your provider of choice in the search field at the bottom of this page to view the full comparison.

QUANTIL Resellers

The CDN service of Quantil and ChinaNetCenter is resold by other parties, among which Warpcache. Get in touch here for more information about delivering web content in China, or to request pricing information and / or a custom quote.

Next to mainland China CDN coverage, Warpcache resells other global CDN providers both separately, and in a multi-CDN solution.

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