Limelight Networks, Inc. has announced numerous upgrades to Limelight SITE, its Web acceleration service that was launched in March 2009. Designed to address the evolving demands of businesses trying to provide the best services for their online customers, the updated version offers more control over cache management, SSL support, increased failover options and integrated content security options.
The new platform utilizes Origin Direct technology, which accelerates traffic by routing it over Limelight’s private, network-based infrastructure, allowing for consistently high performance of rich media content. SITE’s Content Storage service provides customers with a modular method that spans multiple servers for fast and flexible scalability.
Traffic Balancer is another new feature that allows SITE users a way to distribute traffic among multiple origin sources, or even multiple content delivery service providers. Customers can define how traffic loads are managed and experience improved site performance, as well as lower their delivery risk.
Also unveiled was the Limelight REACH mobility service, which adds support for enterprises and retailer environments by distributing properly formatted rich media content to almost any mobile or connected device through Limelight’s auto-detection technology.
Limelight also announced that it will support high-performance, media-rich content delivery to the Apple iPad starting on day one of product availability.