October 16, 2008
Limelight Networks Strengthens Relationship With Switch and Data
Switch and Data (NASDAQ: SDXC), a leading provider of network neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, announced today that Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) has expanded into additional Switch and Data sites to provide 100% availability, and fast and reliable delivery for its customers' rich digital media.
The announcement was made at Limelight's Digital Media Innovation Forum, held today in, Phoenix, AZ.The explosive growth of online video has been a key driver of the increased volumes of traffic Limelight is delivering for its customers. Analysts report that 75 percent of the U.S. Internet audience now views video online. The robust and scalable infrastructure of the Limelight Network CDN was engineered to deliver rich media experiences to today's Internet users, by meeting the challenge of the four dimensions of content delivery: increasing object size, increasing entire content libraries, addressing ever-growing audience size, and realizing the immediate availability of every library object, regardless of popularity.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Switch and Data, a trusted partner that has helped allow us to continually advance our network to meet the ever-growing demand for content delivery services," said Denver Maddux, vice president, network architecture and capacity management, Limelight Networks.
Limelight Networks selected Switch and Data to help improve the company's network performance. The company is using Switch and Data's PAIX Internet exchange, which gives content providers, Internet infrastructure companies and network service providers a reliable, cost effective place to meet and exchange IP traffic.
"Switch and Data's sites give our customers reliable access to a safe and efficient environment to meet all of their communication needs," said Ernie Sampera, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Switch and Data. "Our PAIX Internet exchange and value-added services enable companies to build strong, reliable network performance that their customers can depend on. We're pleased to continue to build our relationship with customers like Limelight Networks, who are leaders in the rapidly growing digital CDN market."
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About Switch and Data
Switch and Data is a premier provider of network-neutral data centers that house, power, and interconnect the Internet. Leading content companies, enterprises, and communications service providers rely on Switch and Data to connect to customers and exchange Internet traffic. Switch and Data has built a reputation for world-class service, delivered across the broadest colocation footprint and richest network of interconnections in North America. Switch and Data operates 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada, provides one of the highest customer satisfaction scores for technical and engineering support in the industry, and is home to PAIX(R) - the world's first commercial Internet exchange.