Limelight’s Breakthrough Intelligent Ingest Automates and Accelerates Content Upload to Boost CDN Performance
Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, introduced Intelligent Ingest, a unique capability for Limelight Origin Storage that helps customers upload and deliver content better, faster, and more cost-effectively. In addition, the company introduced a permanent no-cost access offering for usage of up to 25GB of storage capacity.
A shortage of skilled technology talent is often cited by CIOs as a major challenge. For storage, Gartner recommends IT leaders deploy self-managing storage solutions that reduce reliance on storage experts and external management tools1.
Limelight’s new Intelligent Ingest capability simplifies migration of video-on-demand, file distribution, and web, gaming or e-commerce content to Limelight Origin Storage, providing fast content delivery network (CDN) performance and high availability. It offers customers two modes to determine what content to automatically move and when — based on audience demand and based on a manifest. This automation minimizes the impact on staff time while ensuring cost-effective use of cloud resources. All content can be migrated, or just a select portion, without interruption to workflows.
To allow customers to experience the benefits of Intelligent Ingest and Origin Storage, Limelight is giving 25GB of free Origin Storage to all new customers, as well as current content delivery customers who do not use Origin Storage. More details are available here.
“Fast load times are everything in our business. Our listeners will leave and may not come back if we have slow load times or rebuffering,” said Paul Vandegrift, Vice President, Vendor Relationship Management at Napster. “Limelight’s Origin Storage solves this problem for us. It integrates origin storage within our delivery network in multiple locations, so retrieving content that isn’t in the cache is fast and efficient.”
Limelight Origin Storage is a distributed object-based storage system, which is tightly integrated with the Limelight private CDN and optimized for superior content delivery. From January 1 to March 23, 2017, public data from independent real user measurement solution Cedexis shows Limelight Origin Storage is 92 percent faster on average than cloud storage offerings. Internal Limelight testing has shown performance improvements of up to 200 percent for specific customer workflows.
Additional benefits of Limelight’s Origin Storage Services include:
- High Performance: Provides superior performance and functionality when delivering content through the Limelight CDN.
- Multi-CDN Capable: Serves as the primary or backup origin for any delivery service or CDN, regardless of the location and size of the content library.
- Cost-Free Replication: Offers automated, cost-free and policy-based content replication, reducing the risk of content being unavailable and providing a superior customer experience, regardless of location.
- Workload Automation: Allows automatic upload and serves content from the fastest location on download. Capabilities such as Intelligent Ingest dramatically simplify tasks that previously were manual, time consuming, and error-prone.
“For many businesses, migrating content can take a lot of time, money, and resources,” said Nigel Burmeister, VP of Marketing at Limelight. “Limelight Intelligent Ingest takes the pain and expense out of the process. In addition, Limelight Origin Storage automates replication at no extra cost and gets content from the fastest site, ensuring high availability and fast performance.”
For more information on Limelight Intelligent Ingest and Limelight Origin Storage Services, visit https://www.limelight.com/origin-storage.
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, read our blog, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and be sure to visit Limelight Connect.
1 Gartner, 2017 Strategic Roadmap for Storage, 08 March 2017