Limelight Networks and Linode Join Forces to Enable Low Latency Edge Applications
Company Release - 9/5/2018 9:00 AM ET
New partnership boosts IoT and realtime application performance and accessibility worldwide
TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW, news, filings), a leading digital content delivery, video, cloud security, and edge computing services provider, and Linode, a leading provider of cloud computing services, announced a new partnership to provide cloud computing capabilities as part of Limelight’s edge cloud. Together, Limelight and Linode are enabling businesses to grow their global online presence by improving application performance and accessibility around the world.
Limelight’s edge cloud eliminates delays inherent in using traditional cloud computing environments for low latency IoT and realtime applications by moving processing power from centralized locations to the network edge. Now, customers can provision compute, storage, and load-balancing capabilities on-demand, across Limelight’s globally distributed edge locations to quickly deploy and scale their workflows.
“Linode is the infrastructure provider of choice for thousands of software developers, SaaS platforms, and enterprises,” said Casey Smith, vice president at Linode. “Integrating our cloud computing services with Limelight’s extensive global network provides the performance and flexibility companies need for their applications, websites, and databases.”
Limelight’s edge cloud offers the scale and reach needed to reduce the distance between sources of data and the network edge. Limelight’s QoS-enabled high-speed private network provides secure connectivity between more than 80 Points of Presence (PoPs), covering every region of the world with connections to more than 900 ISPs. Linode’s cloud computing offering provides compute, storage, backup, and load-balancing services, enabling organizations to build and manage a global infrastructure at scale. The combination of connected, secure, and distributed edge computing and the delivery, storage, analytics, and industry-leading service and support can help solve critical low latency IoT and realtime application challenges.
“Combining Linode’s compute capabilities with our global private network provides unmatched flexibility for edge compute deployments,” said Ersin Galioglu, vice president of strategic Initiatives at Limelight Networks. “If you have latency-sensitive applications, Limelight has the right combination of connectivity, bandwidth, security, storage, and reliability to process and deliver data as close to its source as possible. This combination helps improve customer experience and asset utilization. Applications where seconds and milliseconds matter will help differentiate customers from their competitors.”
Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from nine data centers in three regions spanning the United States, Germany, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Thousands of active customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust Linode’s services to power their infrastructure, making them more efficient and lowering their IT costs. To learn more about Linode, visit www.linode.com.
Limelight Networks Inc., (NASDAQ: LLNW), a leading provider of digital content delivery, video, cloud security, and edge computing services, empowers customers to provide exceptional digital experiences. Limelight’s edge services platform includes a unique combination of global private infrastructure, intelligent software, and expert support services that enable current and future workflows. For more information, visit www.limelight.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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