Surpasses previous peak traffic record by over 20 percent
a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced that it
delivered record online traffic levels on Tuesday, March 14, 2017,
across its global content delivery network (CDN).
Limelight surpassed the previous record for peak traffic, which was set
on December 13, 2016, by over 20 percent. Limelight also surpassed its
previous record for total sustained traffic delivered over a 24-hour
period, set on December 25, 2016, by more than 15 percent. The previous
records were driven by seasonal volume from significant one-time events.
In contrast, yesterday’s records were driven by Limelight receiving a
larger share of pre-planned and routine traffic from several of
Limelight’s largest customers.
“We’re delighted that our customers continue to entrust us with a
growing share of their traffic,” said Dan Carney, senior vice president
of operations at Limelight. “We believe that we are delivering more
traffic this year due to the significant performance improvements we’ve
gained through software optimization and the continued expansion of our
global footprint. Software optimization has allowed us to expand
capacity at dramatically lower capex levels. The investments we’ve made
in our global network resulted in improved quality for our customers,
even in the face of high traffic demand. These quality improvements are
evident by the continued reduction in calls to our help desk, even as
Over the last year, Limelight has expanded its network capacity by over
50 percent, its server capacity by over 70 percent, and introduced new
key software capabilities and enhancements to meet growing customer
demands. Limelight is also consistently rated as one of the leading
providers by Cedexis, a third-party performance testing site.
Limelight Networks, a global leader in
digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage online
audiences by enabling them to securely manage and globally deliver
digital content, on any device. The company’s award winning Limelight
Orchestrate™ platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery
technology and services that helps organizations secure digital content,
deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness,
drive revenue, and enhance customer relationships — all while reducing
costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com,
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Ted Weismann, 617-986-5009