Limelight workaround, and an Akamai comparison
DataCenterKnowledge has reported that Limelight has a workaround for the Akamai patents. Limelight’s last SEC filing noted that it amended its agreement with Microsoft (to whom it has licensed its CDN technology, for Microsoft to use in building its own internal CDN), to provide them with a new version of the software that they believe is non-infringing. That suggests that they have or will have a workaround for their own network.
Also, Microsoft and NYU researchers have recently released a paper, Measuring and Evaluating Large-Scale CDNs, that charts the Akamai and Limelight networks, and offers (DNS-based) delay measurements for their DNS resolvers and content servers.
I’ll have more commentary on both topics soon, when I’ve got some more time.
Also, I have decided that I’m going to start adding stock tickers to my tags, whenever I write about something that’s likely to be of interest to investors in a particular company. Hopefully, this will help Gartner Invest clients and others with similar interests to navigate my blog.