We could start this story, “once upon a time” because it's kind of like that. A little bit fairytale, a little bit luck, and a lot of magic. The Limelight Technology Story is...
When Limelight was founded in 2001, the web was growing exponentially. Websites were coming online each day in the thousands. New and revolutionary web-based applications were sprouting up. Although still in their infancy, mobile devices like PDAs were becoming more popular. In general, more people, and more businesses, were jumping onto the web. It was clear there was a need to improve the user experience with digital content.
But the founders of Limelight saw something different. They saw the Internet not just changing the way people publish and consume textual content. They saw it unshackling people from their couches. They saw devices connecting to servers. They saw what we have today—an explosion in online video consumption, cord cutting, OTT. In short, the dominance of rich media.
Where are we now? We are probably closer to the original vision than we've ever been because we recognize that the Internet isn't just about webpages, or just about video, or just about games. It's about all of them combined. It's about digital experiences. All of our software helps companies Orchestrate awesome digital experiences. Their webpages are accelerated. Their video screams. Through optimization carried out over a decade, we've managed to squeeze latency out of every step—first, middle, and last mile—so that the customers of our customers don't have to wait to click on that button or engage with that video content... on any device, anywhere in the world.
The Limelight Technology Story is far from over. In fact, we could probably say it's really only just begun. The Internet is under constant transformation. New devices are being connected, new content is being developed, and user behavior is evolving every day. We continue to push the envelope in tuning the network hardware and optimizing the software so that we can deliver digital experiences not just for today's users, but tomorrow's as well.
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