Real-User Data Reveals Startling Results – Limelight is #1
In on-going analysis of the performance of web acceleration services, independent provider Cedexis reveals that Limelight Networks clearly out-performs the competition including both dedicated providers (like Fastly) and industry-leading CDN/DSA providers like Akamai and Edgecast.
The data was compiled by Cedexis through their end-user Radar agent. According to the Cedexis website, the Radar data “… comes from the real end users of hundreds of popular websites and mobile applications. It is the most unbiased source of data for evaluating Cloud and CDNs. Radar community members have access to dynamic reporting of how their end users are being served, and how they could be served, across geography, application, and provider. With a pool of over 1.3 billion measurements per day, Cedexis has the world’s most accurate cloud and CDN metrics.”
Looking at the graph, Cedexis tested five competing web acceleration products:
- Limelight DSA
- Edgecast Transact and Edgecast ADN
- Akamai DSA
- Fastly DSA
For the median of the data (Cedexis uses the median as it is a more statistically valid representation of the data than average), Limelight DSA outperformed the competitors respectively:
- 10% faster than Edgecast Transact
- 12% faster than Edgecast ADN
- 16% faster than Akamai DSA
- 21% faster than Fastly DSA
In understanding why, Limelight has spent considerable time and capital on improving its network and dynamic website acceleration software over the past year to bring the level of optimization that will have a measurable impact on bottom-line website performance. The independent Cedexis data validates the work that we’ve carried out and promises to customers an unparalleled improvement in website performance when user expectations for blazing fast digital experiences continue to rise.
We are excited and proud of this achievement and will continue to live by our new mantra: we make faster, better.