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Limelight versus QUANTIL

Easily compare Limelight and QUANTIL for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company Limelight QUANTIL
Short profile Limelight (NASDAQ: LLNW) has been a strong player in the CDN market since 2001. Limelight has a large, high-capacity network with POPs on many continents and offers digital content delivery, live and on-demand video, cloud security and edge computing services. QUANTIL launched their CDN services in 2012. They have a strong focus on live stream delivery with continued support for RTMP, L-HLS, HDS, HTTP TS and HTTP FLV. QUANTIL has a full-featured IPv4+IPv6 network and a big network of POPs in 34 countries including mainland China (ChinaNetCenter).

Products

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Product Limelight QUANTIL
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Yes Web Acceleration Services Yes Website Acceleration
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Yes Content Delivery Services Yes
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Yes Content Delivery Services Yes Download Acceleration
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Yes Realtime and Live Streaming Yes Live Stream Acceleration
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Yes Video Delivery Services Yes Video On Demand Acceleration
Image OptimizationAutomatic image transformation/compression/optimization Extra costs Image Optimization optional No
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Yes Managed DNS Services No
WAFWeb Application Firewall Yes Web Application Firewall Yes
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Yes DDoS Attack Interceptor Yes Cloud Security
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Yes Global Private CDN Unknown
Edge ComputeRun your code on CDN edge servers Yes Network-Enhanced Edge Compute Unknown

Network

Region Limelight QUANTIL
North America 20 10
Latin America 9 0
Europe 15 6
Russia & CIS 0 1
Asia excl. China 16 22
China 10 550
Oceania 3 3
Middle-East 9 4
Africa 3 6

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration Limelight QUANTIL
Minimum contract term 12 months 12 months
Minimum monthly costs Varies by product and service $1000
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None None
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred Yes None
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Confidential, market competitive Unknown

Features

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  • Extra costs = Extra costs
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Web acceleration Limelight QUANTIL
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Yes No
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Sortof/partially A few minutes Sortof/partially Depends on number of POPs turned on
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Extra costs Alias support optional Extra costs Purchase auth DNS that integrates with their CDN
HTTP/2 Yes Yes
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Yes Yes
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Yes Resend from origin, or compress on edge Yes
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Yes HTTP and HTTPS.
tooltip Match protocol
Yes
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Yes Configure specific other Host header
tooltip CDN can also forward client request Host header to origin
Yes
Origin ShieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Yes Self-service control Sortof/partially Custom config, done by their support team
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Extra costs Origin Storage. Upload via UI or API Extra costs One-time $500 setup fee, $150/TB per month
Cache control - CDN caching Yes Yes
Cache control - client caching Yes Yes
Serve Stale CDN Guide: Serve StaleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Yes Sortof/partially Custom config, done by their support team
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Yes Instant Sortof/partially Sometimes takes up to 10 min
Purge - capabilities Yes Purge by path, all, pattern, wildcard. Yes
Analytics Yes Yes Many metrics. API outputs near real-time data. The customer portal is updated every 1-2 hours
Log files Extra costs Download logs via FTP, SFTP, rsync and scp
tooltip Delay is ~10 minutes
Sortof/partially Delay is 1-3 hours. Download through API or from portal
API Yes Purge, analytics, configuration, OVP, origin storage Sortof/partially XML output
HTTPS & Content Protection Limelight QUANTIL
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Yes Free. SNI Yes
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Extra costs Extra costs SNI. Custom pricing
Token authentication Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable Yes
tooltip Available for ingress and egress points of the CDN. MD5 and SHA256
Geo blocking Yes IP access control by Geo and IP Yes
tooltip Customers can provide a list regions and/or countries to whitelist and/or blacklist
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable Yes
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable No
IP white/blacklisting Yes MediaVault. Highly customizable Yes
tooltip Whitelist and/or blacklist IP address. Self-configure.

Support

Customer support Limelight QUANTIL
Documentation Sortof/partially Yes, but not public Yes Yes, but not everything is public. API docs are public.
Humans Yes All customers get 24/7 email and phone support. Customers who purchase Advanced Services have access to a designated Limelight Advanced Services team member. Sortof/partially Standard support (Monday to Friday, 9-6 pm PST) for small customers, and emergency support (24/7) for large customers. Support Availability.