NGENIX compared to Limelight

On this page you can find an overview of the features and pricing of NGENIX 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 NGENIX Limelight
PoPs 20+ 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 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 Additional costs Additional costs
Wildcard SSL Certificates Additional costs Additional costs
Support 247 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 Fully supported Not supported
Storage Fully supported Additional costs

Pricing NGENIX vs Limelight

NGENIX 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

NGENIX Description

NGENIX is a Russian CDN and cloud provider that covers Russia (both West and Eeast), Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Currently their network counts 23 points-of-presence (PoPs) in 14 geographical locations, with plans to scale up to 30 PoPs in 2016. The company is a household name for CDN coverage in Russia, and they claim to be the largest provider in the country.

The company was founded in 2007 and is currently headquartered in Moscow. They have peering agreements with all the major providers in Russia, and have a wide coverage of Russia’s Internet audience.

NGENIX has an SLA of 99.4% with 247 support. Their Control Panel is named NGENIX MultiDesk and includes real-time analytics and content consumption statistics.

Clients of NGENIX are, or have been Yandex, Nissan, Vogue, Metro News, Dr.Web, Yves Rocher, GQ, OZON.ru, Sapato, MyToys, Quelle, RIA Novosti, All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company / VGTRK, Tatler and Russia Sport. The company also organised the broadcasting of the Olympic Games in 2010, 2012 and 2014, as well as the World Cup and European Cup in the same years, and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

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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