CDN Links: Limelight, Navisite, BitGravity,
March 6th, 2008 By: Rich Miller
It’s been a busy week for news about content delivery network (CDN) sector. Here’s a roundup of the coverage.
- The CEO of Limelight Networks (LLNW) says it’s business as usual in the wake of last week’s court decision that Limelight infringes a patent from Akamai (AKAM). CEO Jeff Lunsford said Limelight has “plans in place for all those scenarios.” See Silicon Alley Insider for the full story.
- Will Level 3 (LVLT) use Akamai’s court win as an opportunity to make a play for Limelight? Dan Rayburn recently outlined some reasons why such a deal might happen.
- Navisite (NAVI) says it has reduced its focus on the content delivery market. The company discussed its progress in its recent earnings call with analysts. “We found that (CDNs) are very tough to scale,” said Navisite CEO Arthur Becker. “We’ve tried for some time, and still do a small business in CDN, but most of our CDN capability has really been about delivering applications on top of the CDN. We just didn’t really see that we had the scale and the ability to be a competitor there.”
- BitGravity announced a strategic partnership with Tata Communications, which will resell BitGravity’s CDN service to its customers. Tata is based in India but has a presence in 200 countries.