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Last quarter I wrote a blog post about how at Limelight, we pride ourselves on doing an excellent job for our customers while also doing our share in being green and reducing our carbon footprint.

 

As good corporate citizens, we have a responsibility to our customers, our investors, and the environment. As part of my role at Limelight, my team oversees more than 80 data centers, which produce almost 100% of our carbon footprint. We are also responsible for ensuring that we have enough physical infrastructure capacity to fulfill customer needs, while meeting our own internal efficiency goals.

 

Our team at Limelight has been working hard to improve in the following areas:

 

  • Increasing capacity so that our customers’ delivery requirements are met. Software enhancements and innovation have contributed significantly to this increase in capacity.
  • Ensuring reliability for our customers. We’ve seen record-breaking traffic and have achieved a new record for both peak bandwidth and petabytes delivered.
  • Refreshing our technology by acquiring new servers, lowering fan speeds, consolidating server locations, providing internal efficiency and lessening of the impact on the environment.

 

We are very proud to see the positive impact of our continuing efforts.

 

The following chart is a sampling that shows how we’ve improved in our carbon footprint reduction and our capacity increase in various locations around the globe:

 

Location

Carbon footprint

Capacity

Tokyo

↓49%

↑50%

Frankfurt

↓50%

↑40%

San Jose, CA

↓39%

↑30%

 

Stay tuned for more updates as I will be blogging again next quarter to share more of the great progress we’ve been making and will continue to make.

egalioglu

Going (Limelight) Green

Posted by egalioglu Dec 10, 2015

At Limelight, we pride ourselves on being green--if you’ve seen our logo, you know we have an affinity for the color green: “Limelight” green, to be precise.

 

But you may not know that we also pride ourselves on our “green” commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. In my role as Vice President of Planning and Logistics here at Limelight Networks, I’m responsible for ensuring that we have enough physical infrastructure capacity to fulfill customer needs while finding ways to drive greater efficiency across our many locations. Combined with my passion for going green, we have what we think is a winning strategy for fulfilling our corporate responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint and achieving great customer satisfaction. How are we doing this?

 

We’ve spent time looking at our data centers across the world to determine how we can use our servers more efficiently while providing reliability and capacity. Some results that you may find of interest are:

  • Increasing capacity so that our customers’ delivery requirements are met. We’re doing this by having faster network speeds, more POPs closer to where customers are.
  • Ensuring reliability for our customers. We’ve seen record-breaking traffic and have achieved a new record for both peak bandwidth and petabytes delivered.
  • Refreshing our technology by acquiring new servers, lowering fan speeds, consolidating server locations, providing internal efficiency and lessening of the impact on the environment

 

Thus far, through actions such as those listed above, we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by over 20% at the sites where we have completed our work. And we’re not done yet! Stay tuned for more updates as I will be blogging quarterly to share with you more of the progress we’ve been making.

 

Best,

 

Ersin