REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 20, 2013 — Qwilt, a leading provider of transparent caching and video delivery solutions, today announced a technology partnership with Limelight Networks, Inc. (“Limelight”), a global leader in digital presence management. The two companies will jointly develop solutions that help content and service providers significantly reduce infrastructure scaling costs while improving the quality of experience (QoE) for their subscribers.
Limelight and Qwilt have partnered to develop solutions that will address the dramatic growth of online or “Over-the-top” (OTT) video content. OTT video typically traverses both long haul (transit) and short haul (backbone) networks to reach the consumer. Limelight’s content delivery network (CDN) optimizes the long haul by delivering video content directly to the operator network. Qwilt’s next generation transparent caching platform, in turn, optimizes the short haul by caching and delivering content at the network edge, close to the consumer. The integration of Limelight and Qwilt solutions will streamline video delivery from the content provider origin servers all the way to the network edge, close to the consumer.
The technology partnership has been established to develop and deploy content delivery solutions that directly benefit network operators, content providers, and consumers:
- Network Operator Benefits
By delivering video content from within their networks, operators can dramatically increase their network capacity at a fraction of the cost of traditional infrastructure expansion, reducing capex and opex requirements.
- Content Provider Benefits
Content providers can ensure the best possible quality of experience (QoE) for their subscribers by extending the reach of their content delivery function deep inside operator networks, in close proximity to the consumers.
- Consumer Benefits
Consumers enjoy an improved video quality experience across all existing and emerging content sources. An integrated video delivery solution would also provide full transparency and content site neutrality, to ensure a high quality subscriber experience, regardless of origin.
“We want to enable massive consumption of video by delivering the content as close to the consumer as possible” said Peter Coppola, vice president of market development at Limelight. “This technology partnership is another example of Limelight innovation and our ongoing commitment to enhance our service offerings. The combination of our world-class video CDN and Qwilt’s video caching technology will enable the next wave of online streaming media consumption.”
“As Qwilt continues to grow, we are constantly looking for technology partners that enhance our overall offering for network operators,” added Alon Maor, CEO and co-founder of Qwilt. “Limelight’s proven CDN track record and our shared vision for the online video experience make them a perfect partner.”
Qwilt’s products help carriers reduce the impact of over-the-top (OTT) video traffic on their networks, improve quality of service for their end users, and prepare their networks for the future of online video. Qwilt’s QB-Series combines transparent caching, video delivery, and analytics in a unified, turnkey1 platform. A growing number of the world’s leading operators rely on Qwilt for the most precise video content detection, highest performance and scalability, and unprecedented transparency and control needed to optimize video delivery in carrier networks. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Qwilt is founded and staffed by industry veterans from Cisco, Juniper, BroadSoft and Fortinet, and backed by leading investors including Accel Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Marker. Learn more at www.qwilt.com.
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. is a global leader in Digital Presence Management. The Limelight Orchestrate™ Digital Presence Platform is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight’s scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: web content management; website personalization; content targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage — combined with social media integration and powerful analytics. Limelight’s team of digital presence experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their customer relationships — all while reducing costs. For more information, please visit www.limelight.com and be sure to follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/llnw.
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