CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s leading laboratories for particle physics. At CERN, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. Founded in 1954, the CERN laboratory is located on the Franco-Swiss border near Geneva. It was one of Europe’s first joint ventures and now has 22 Member and 8 Associate Member States.
Live streaming important scientific discoveries to large global audiences.
More than ten years ago, CERN started streaming live events via an internal streaming service to communicate regularly with scientists worldwide. They now stream events to thousands of people simultaneously and needed a content delivery network (CDN) provider to ensure high performance and accessibility. CERN needed to find a CDN that would not become overloaded during traffic spikes. They discovered Limelight Networks who they continue to turn to for high-profile events.