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Limelight Eases Digital Content Delivery Congestion During Recent Spikes in Internet Traffic

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Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”) (Nasdaq:LLNW), a global leader in digital content delivery, today announced its OrchestrateTM Content Delivery Platform flawlessly delivered at peak volumes during recent spikes in Internet traffic. As widely predicted, numerous large-scale live events, device firmware updates, game releases, and other large traffic events converged over the past few weeks, causing Internet traffic volumes to rise.

Major product announcements and software releases from leading technology and game developers, a Presidential speech, the Scotland referendum, as well as numerous fashion, music, and sporting events all contributed to a substantial increase in Internet traffic generally, and over Limelight’s network in particular.

“Recently, Limelight’s content delivery network (CDN) handled large upticks in traffic, delivering superb digital experiences to millions of online users, while the Internet itself was being virtually saturated with traffic,” said Limelight CEO Bob Lento. “Our ability to handle these increases in volume, over a sustained period of time, demonstrates the improvements we have made in our network, our processes, and our execution.”

During the recent spike, Limelight:

  • Experienced up to 40 percent increases over normal weekday traffic
  • Achieved record traffic levels for a non-live event
  • Hit record traffic levels in Europe and Asia
  • Delivered over 10 petabytes (PB) in less than 24 hours for a major customer. (By comparison, the entire contents of the U.S. Library of Congress would be about 3PB*.)

Lento continued, “We appreciate the confidence our customers place in our abilities, and we are focused on delivering on our commitments. Effectively managing the delivery of so many simultaneous large events, releases, and updates requires detailed preparation and flawless execution. I am proud of our team’s ability to deliver with quality when our customers needed us most.”

Limelight’s OrchestrateTM Platform offers a fully integrated CDN, and online video and cloud storage services, operating across a massive global private network. Content providers using Orchestrate benefit from reduced latency, ensuring quality content delivery during large-scale live events and massive file downloads, avoiding interruptions during unplanned, or even predicted, Internet traffic spikes.

About Limelight
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) , a global leader in digital content delivery, empowers customers to better engage digital audiences by enabling them to manage and deliver digital content on any device, anywhere in the world. The company’s award winning Limelight OrchestrateTM platform includes an integrated suite of content delivery technology and services that helps organizations 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, and be sure to follow us on Twitter(R) at www.twitter.com/llnw.

*(Source: http://www.lesk.com/mlesk/ksg97/ksg.html)

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