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Limelight enhances Limelight Orchestrate Platform

May 16, 2017

To support increasing global online traffic and content delivery challenges worldwide, Limelight Networks, a global player in digital content delivery, has announced significant new performance and functionality advancements to the Limelight Orchestrate Platform. By optimising 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. Limelight testing has shown that advancements to the platform reduce the percentage of streams affected by video rebuffers by more than 22 per cent.

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 percent of broadband connections over wireless through 2020, making mobile content delivery performance critical.

“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,” said 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) to enable today’s and tomorrow’s workflows and put audience experiences first.

“Client download is a core component of our massively multiplayer online (MMO) games business. Considering the network infrastructure challenges in parts of Latin America, we value our long-term partnership with Limelight in terms of reliability and innovation,” said Mariano Martire, General Manager at Axeso5.

New capabilities and advancements include:

  • 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.
  • 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 the new standard for content delivery,” said Nigel Burmeister, VP of Marketing at Limelight Networks. “We’ve made it easier than ever to deliver a superior Quality of Experience to users anywhere, regardless of device or connection type. Our continued investment in developing and implementing new technologies, protocols, and services in the Limelight Orchestrate Platform helps our customers solve their most pressing content delivery challenges so they can deliver the best digital experience anywhere.”

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