Limelight Updates CDN Platform, Delivers Highest-Quality Viewing Experience

To support increasing global online traffic and content delivery challenges worldwide, Limelight Networks has announced new performance, functionality advancements to the Limelight Orchestrate Platform. According to Limelight, by optimizing purpose-built software and services, the Orchestrate Platform offers breakthrough delivery performance, even over congested or changing network conditions – all without requiring special client-side code.
Customer-provided real world data shows reductions across geographies and network types. One major US client found a 33% reduction in SD (480p) video sessions experiencing rebuffers, another major US client reported 25% reduction in HD (1080p) video sessions experiencing rebuffers, and another major global video streamer reported 41% reduction in video sessions experiencing rebuffers for mobile devices in an emerging market.

According to Gartner, a lack of fixed network infrastructure in many emerging markets will drive a continued mobile-first approach to infrastructure deployment with more than 80% of broadband connections over wireless through 2020[1].

“Consumers worldwide are taking control of their video viewing experiences. They want to choose what to watch and when to watch it. And they expect it to be delivered flawlessly on any device,” says Anil Kumar, Managing Director at Cinesoft. “With the Orchestrate Platform, we can meet those expectations because we’re able to deliver the best viewing experiences over any network connection to people anywhere.”

The Limelight Orchestrate Platform is built on a global, private backbone network with the speed, capacity and availability to deliver the experiences today’s audiences demand. The platform includes integrated content delivery, web acceleration, origin storage, video management, cloud security and support services. The unique combination of global private infrastructure, advanced software, and expert services surpasses other content delivery networks (CDNs), enabling today’s and tomorrow’s workflows and putting audience experiences first.

New capabilities and advancements include the EdgePrism Caching and Delivery Optimization: End-to-end improvements to Limelight’s EdgePrism cache management and operating system optimize performance, regardless of connection type or speed without requiring client-side code, providing unmatched delivery performance.

Protocol Updates and Innovative Capabilities: New capabilities and modern platform protocol support including IPv6 and HTTP/2 coupled with recent updates to innovative features such as Intelligent Ingest and SmartPurge make it easy to deliver exceptional experiences to customers on any device, anywhere.

Self-Service Configuration API: New self-service API simplifies and automates the process of modifying CDN configurations to support changing business requirements.

“The Limelight Orchestrate platform sets a new standard for content delivery,” says Nigel Burmeister, VP of Marketing at Limelight Networks. “With superior performance, advanced self-service capabilities and incremental support for emerging protocols, we’re committed to helping our customers deliver an experience that’s superior to any other in the market.”

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