Qwilt and Limelight Networks announced that the two companies will provide integrated caching in an effort to boost quality of experience.
Limelight’s infrastructure includes caching in more than 80 worldwide Points-of-Presence (PoPs) and 25+ terabits per second of egress capacity, while Qwilt offers open caching in ISP networks.
“This is a significant milestone for the content delivery ecosystem as it marks the first time that a content delivery network and last mile Internet service providers have been tied together with open caching in a fully integrated system,” said Alon Maor, CEO of Qwilt, in a statement. "This announcement is a harbinger of one way the industry will rise to meet the need for scale, reach and capacity. We are proud to be partnering with Limelight Networks to deliver this new capability to the market."
“We’re pleased to be working with Qwilt, and we’re committed to helping our customers deliver an experience that’s superior to any other in the market,” said Ersin Galioglu, vice president of strategic initiatives at Limelight, in a statement. “Limelight’s desire is to lower end device latency by continuously extending caching and compute capability to the edge.”
The partnership with Qwilt could help Limelight maintain its share of internet traffic as online video providers shift toward multi-CDN configurations.
“At Limelight we’re actually okay with this strategy,” Michael Milligan, senior director of product and solution marketing at Limelight Networks, told FierceOnlineVideo. “We know we have high caching efficiency and we think we’ll get more than our fair share of traffic because of the work we have done.”