Limelight


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 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)
Custom CNAMEs
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 247 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 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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