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Earlier this week, we shared the exciting news that Limelight joined the Google Cloud Platform CDN Interconnect program. This collaboration brings some significant benefits to anyone using Google’s Cloud Platform with Limelight’s Content Delivery Network (CDN).


As an interconnect partner, Limelight has a number of direct interconnect links with Google’s edge network. So, if you are using Google’s Cloud Platform with Limelight’s CDN, your traffic will bypass the public Internet. That results in dramatic performance improvements and lower costs, since your traffic is subject to Google’s discounted egress pricing.


Adding CDN delivery to your Google Cloud Platform services brings other benefits as well. Digital content is cached in the Limelight CDN offloading your Google Cloud Platform origin and further reducing network egress costs. In addition, you get to use all of the value-added services a leading CDN provider like Limelight offers, including security services like SSL encryption and DDoS protection.


We are excited to be partnering with Google’s Cloud Platform and we will continue to work on tighter integration in the future to benefit our joint customers. Stay tuned!


You can read more about the Google-Limelight relationship on our website.

Online digital engagement has become integral to almost every aspect of our lives – from social interactions to business dealings, from learning to entertainment. The way in which we perceive, and interact with, the world increasingly takes place in the digital realm.


Yet the rapid evolution of this new digital frontier makes it increasingly difficult for organizations to deliver the kind of online experience audiences have come to expect. Content is more complex as images are increasingly superseded by video, static web pages make way for personalized experiences, and standard definition shifts to high definition (and even to ultra-high definition). There has been an explosion in the number and diversity of devices we use to consume this content and the places we want to consume it. And our increasing reliance on online digital content exposes organizations and online users to greater risk, as daily news reports of cyber crime and hacktivism attest.


In the face of all this, the question for organizations becomes how do we deliver rich digital content rapidly, reliably, securely and with high quality of experience (QoE) to global audiences anywhere, on any device?


That is precisely the challenge that Limelight Networks empowers organizations to address with our Limelight Orchestrate Platform.


Today, Limelight announced the release of Limelight Orchestrate V3.0 – one of the most significant product announcements in the company’s history. V3.0 includes wide-ranging product additions and enhancements that go a long way to enabling better QoE on the digital frontier in which we now live.


The Orchestrate V3.0 announcement covers several areas of new and improved functionality:

  • Security. The addition of a new DDoS protection product provides DDoS attack detection and mitigation in the cloud, offloading this burden from organizations delivering content online. The solution protects against the largest and most complex DDoS attacks at high performance, with rapid time to mitigation.
  • Video. V3.0 extends Limelight’s Multi-device Media Delivery (MMD) capabilities to include live video streams and video on-demand, simplifying video streaming to a wide variety of devices.
  • Storage. Limelight Orchestrate Storage, a cloud origin service designed to increase content availability and delivery speed, is already a performance leader. With V3.0, Orchestrate Storage provides even more flexibility when integrating into customer workflows, faster migration of content to the CDN, and improved response times.
  • Management and Control. V3.0 introduces several new capabilities:
    • SmartPurge is a new, near real-time purge capability that also provides feedback through validation and reporting.
    • A self-service capability has been added to the Control management portal so that customers can enter their own configurations in a matter of minutes, with global changes taking effect within 30 minutes.
    • New real-time reports provide up-to-the-minute summaries of traffic, network cache efficiency, status codes showing how the Limelight CDN and customer origin are responding to user requests, and geographical insight as to where traffic is originating.


In addition, Limelight has continued to invest heavily in our global network, increasing both reach and capacity, bolstering our place as a leading global CDN.


Discover how the Orchestrate Platform and Orchestrate Services can improve content delivery for you. In addition, stay tuned to this blog as we continue to discuss several areas of this announcement in more detail over the coming days!