Limelight to Power GameShadow

Game download service GameShadow has selected Limelight Networks (LLNW) as its exclusive provider of content delivery network (CDN) services, the companies announced today. GameShadow software allows gamers to track the latest patches and driver updates for their games. The company’s “intelligent client” has been downloaded by more than 750,000 gamers, who are served targeted advertising while choosing updates.

“When growing the GameShadow service, it became clear that we had a reputation to uphold and our original file serving system was beginning to show strain under the load,” said Tony Treadwell, COO and Founder of GameShadow. “We needed a scalable and high-performing multi-access-point network that would allow all of our customers worldwide to experience the best possible delivery speeds.”

Treadwell noted that GameShadow serves a “performance-sensitive” user base, making fast downloads essential. “Limelight meets our need for a massive online delivery network that has the capability and the scalability to support our extremely large continuous and peak download requirements,” he said.

Limelight Networks is a content delivery network for digital media, with customers including more than 700 of the world’s top media and gaming companies, including Amazon, Belo Interactive, Brightcove, DreamWorks, Facebook,, Metacafe,, MySpace, NC Interactive, Valve Software and Xbox Live. The company went public though an IPO last month.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.