The Silicon Review
Limelight Networks is a premier content delivery network (CDN) service provider that enables organizations to deliver faster websites, more responsive applications, the highest quality video, and consistent game and software downloads to any device. As new digital trends emerge—OTT video delivery, daily software and application updates, and cross-platform distribution strategies—Limelight enables companies to do business online with greater speed, reliability, and security than ever before. While most CDNs were built to support yesterday’s challenges of delivering smaller files on the Internet, Limelight’s network architecture can uniquely support both small files, and the large files that comprise most content today such as video, software, and games.
Whether you need to deliver the latest blockbuster movie to millions of homes, update software for billions of devices, or ensure everyone who requests your content receives an instant response, Limelight offers a better solution:
-A network of global POPs that puts your content within reach of any user, anywhere
-Powerful software to optimize content for the best viewing experience on any device
-End-to-end integrated cloud services from storage to accelerated delivery
-Hundreds of experts with decades of experience to ensure you deliver a superb experience to your audience
No other provider in the market has an offering like Limelight Orchestrate, combining a suite of integrated cloud-based services with a private content delivery network to enable your digital content to reach everyone, everywhere.
IoT and Edge Cloud – When Milliseconds Matter
Managing the Growth of IoT Data
As enterprises rapidly transform routine tasks like inventory and energy management, predictive maintenance, and sensor health monitoring by implementing new digital solutions, efficiently managing and analyzing the massive volumes of IoT data being generated creates new challenges. Traditional cloud architectures offering centralized compute capabilities require IoT data to be transported and processed in centralized locations remote to the collection and analysis. This introduces latency that negatively impacts real time actions.
To increase efficiency, reduce unplanned downtime, improve customer experiences, and drive innovation, IoT business owners need global connectivity for local, low-latency ingest and compute of datasets and objects being collected by broadly deployed devices without the costs associated with the proliferation of gateway devices.
Limelight Edge Cloud
Limelight Networks helps you ride the economic curves of the centralized cloud architectures without unacceptable latency seen in today’s deployments. Unlike traditional cloud service providers who rely on the congested public internet to transfer your critical data, Limelight operates one of the world’s largest private networks with the local ingestion, global capacity, and edge services to support the largest IoT projects. Our QoS-enabled high-speed private fiber backbone is isolated from the public internet, providing unmatched performance in a secure environment. Limelight Networks connects global data ingestion with analysis to provide timely predictable action. Limelight Edge Cloud offers the following:
High availability file distribution that lets you reach your customers everywhere
Customers are relying on your latest updates, whether they’re for work or play. Your file distribution system needs to operate flawlessly around the clock, providing secure, timely delivery of every file, every time. And as business needs change, the file distribution system you choose needs to change with it. Limelight’s solution for File Distribution meets these challenges and allows you to:
website to accelerate your business
When visitors come to your website, you have just a few milliseconds to engage them with personalized content, great images, and useful information. Even small delays could reduce your site traffic significantly over time. Keeping them on your site requires the web infrastructure to deliver every piece of content quickly and securely to serve visitors anywhere. And it has to do so 24/7/365.
The Limelight solution for Web Content Delivery utilizes a variety of web content acceleration technologies that enable you to:
Live Video - Stream your live event at low latency
Today’s live events are no longer confined to TV. Audiences are watching them from smart phones, PCs, laptops, tablets, and other types of devices. The challenge is being able to instantly create a TV broadcast-quality experience, while converting live streams on-the-fly into the right device formats. To deliver live streams that meet expectations means finding ways to overcome internet traffic obstacles for uninterrupted viewing. You also need to protect your content from piracy and capture it for a video-on-demand application.
Move to the Limelight solutions for Live Streaming Video to overcome these challenges and realize the following benefits:
The company’s Santa Clara Headquarters and its San Francisco office are both LEED Gold certified. The certification, awarded by the US Green Building Council, is based on the properties’ use of sustainable materials, water, and energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, location and transportation and overall innovation.
Limelight’s solutions for Live Streaming Video provide a complete cloud-based, end-to-end workflow. Automatic transcoding and transmuxing on-the-fly to multiple formats simplifies content conversion. Low-latency streaming helps delivery of real-time live video events.
Deliver your Video on Demand content securely at broadcast quality
Viewers who choose your content expect to be able to tune in on almost any device. And when your content starts to become popular, demand may come from all over the globe. Operationally, you need to be able to convert files into multiple video formats and store multiple versions of all your content. Once you go online, preventing unauthorized access is critical. Finally, regardless of device, when your viewers press “Play,” they expect a broadcast-quality experience—fast.
The Limelight solutions for Video on Demand let you successfully meet these challenges and realize the following benefits:
Limelight’s solutions for Video on Demand provide a scalable cloud-based workflow. Automatic transmuxing to multiple formats based on device detection simplifies content conversion. Limelight’s CDN and Origin Storage let you deliver every title fast anywhere in the world, while reducing your need for infrastructure investment.
Meet the leader behind Limelight Networks’ success
Robert A. Lento, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Bob Lento was named as Limelight’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2013 and has served on the board of directors since that time. He focuses the company on driving innovation and product excellence, improving the customer experience to create customers for life, driving profitable revenue and being an employer of choice. Previously, Bob was a senior executive at Convergys Corporation, a provider of customer management services, most recently as President of the Information Management Division. His experience spans roles such as President of LAN Systems for Donnelly Enterprise Solutions, Inc., and leadership positions at ENTEX Information Services, Inc. Bob received a B.S. in Management from the State University of New York.
“Whether you are delivering on-demand or streaming video, software files, games, or an entire website, the Limelight Orchestrate Platform solves your most important content delivery challenges so you can deliver the next great digital experience anywhere.”