Limelight Networks Expands Global CDN Capacity by 39 Percent

Limelight NetworksLimelight Networks, a global provider of digital content delivery with its Orchestrate CDN Platform, has expanded its Content Delivery Network (CDN) global egress capacity to 28 Tbps this year, an increase of 39 percent. Limelight also increased the average server capacity by 175 percent, reduced their power consumption, and added 11 new Points-of-Presence (PoPs) this year.

“Continued investment in our network and software is paying off, resulting in broader coverage, greater capacity, increased network performance, and a superior quality of experience for our customers,” said Dan Carney, Senior Vice President of Operations at Limelight Networks. “Our unique assets include scale, footprint, reliability, security, and connectivity, which make Limelight one of the highest performing options for delivering online content and addressing edge-computing requirements.”

Limelight Networks added new Points-of-Presence (PoPs) in Brazil, Canada, France, India, Italy, Spain and the U.S., and upgraded more than 20 locations worldwide to address market demand for CDN services and capabilities. The investment would support Limelight’s long-term focus on expanding in key countries across the globe.

80+ Points-of-Presence

In addition to the global network expansion, proprietary software and network upgrades reduced the carbon footprint by nearly 1,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide and reduced power costs by 10 percent this year alone, according to Limelight Networks.

Limelight Networks is continuously increasing its network capacity to support the growth of online traffic. Limelight caches digital content across 80+ Points-of-Presence (PoPs) around the world. The company’s dense architecture would increase cache-hit ratios and serve content to users from the fastest location rather than going back to the content origin server.

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