NEWS - Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Xbox Live Enters Limelight

Xbox Live Enters Limelight Microsoft tapped Limelight Networks to be the Content Delivery Network for Xbox Live. Limelight’s technology helps provide on-demand games and other multimedia content. With Limelight set to implement its delivery network with Xbox Live, the amount of available online content from Microsoft and other developers should increase in volume and quality. "Limelight has an unmatched track record of fast, reliable delivery of rich digital content, ensuring that our customers will continue to have a superior online entertainment experience," said Xbox Live Operations Manager Eric Neustadter. "The Limelight Networks platform has demonstrated it can support the needs of Xbox Live subscribers today, and can scale with Xbox Live as we continue our rapid growth." "Leveraging our powerful content delivery infrastructure, the enhanced Microsoft Xbox Live online service is sure to prove a big win for Xbox users accessing the Internet," said Nathan Raciborski, chief network architect for Limelight Networks. "Microsoft’s planned content and audience size presented massive performance and scalability requirements for this project. Our technology, distributed infrastructure, and proven delivery performance made Limelight the clear choice for delivery of high-speed downloads of Xbox Live content to a large and growing community of subscribers."


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