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.
|Purge All||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Instant Purge||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Control panel||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Origin Push||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Origin Pull||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Origin Shield||Feature not supported by Limelight|
|GZIP Compression||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Custom Rules||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Feature not supported by Limelight|
|SPDY Protocol||Feature not supported by Limelight|
|Raw Access Logs||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Real time statistics||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Online signup||Feature not supported by Limelight|
|API||Purge; Add, update and remove properties (Limelight Orchestrate Video API)|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Unknown support for this feature by Limelight|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
|Support||24⁄7 Phone and Email support|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|RTMP Streaming||Feature fully supported by Limelight|
|Multiple CDNs||Feature not supported by Limelight|
|CDN balancing tech||Feature not supported by Limelight|
|Storage||Additional costs may apply for this feature|
Limelight does not disclose any pricing info. The sales team can be contacted for a custom quote via the website.
|Global flat fee||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A|