Limelight


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.

Limelight Feature Overview

Fully supported Partially supported Additional costs Not supported Unknown

Feature Support
PoPs 80+
Purge All
Instant Purge
Control Panel
Origin Push
Origin Pull
Origin Shield
GZIP Compression
Custom Rules
HTTP/2 Protocol
SPDY Protocol
Raw Access Logs
Real Time Statistics
Online Signup
API

Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API)

Custom CNAMEs
Shared SSL Certificates
Custom SSL Certificates
Wildcard SSL Certificates
Support 24⁄7 Phone and Email support
Video On Demand (VoD)
RTMP Streaming
Multiple CDNs
CDN Balancing Tech
Storage

Limelight Price Overview

Limelight does not disclose any pricing info. The sales team can be contacted for a custom quote via the website.

Pricing Information

Global Flat Fee N/A
NA/EU Traffic (Low Volume) N/A
NA/EU Traffic (High Volume) N/A
APAC Traffic N/A
LATAM Traffic N/A
Extra Costs N/A

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