Southfield-based 123.Net, a colocation and network services provider, has announced it has a Limelight Networks presence at its facility. Limelight is an Arizona-based provider of content delivery network and edge cloud services, and the deal will bring Limelight’s online content closer to end users in the Michigan market.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased global streaming and viewer traffic, 123.Net says. The new point-of-presence at 123.Net’s facilities enable Limelight Networks to establish servers hosting high-demand content closer to the end user’s customers in the state, which reduces the distance and delay in delivering content such as live sports and gaming.
For 20 years, Limelight built a global network to deliver high performance and assist consumers in streaming videos and digital content. It entered the edge computing market in 2018.
To assist with regional expansion, 123.Net provides secure and compliant data center services with cross-connect and high-performance computing options.
“Our decision-making focuses on bringing proximity, capacity, and quality to end-users and connectivity into consideration,” says Matthew Johnson, interconnection manager for Limelight. “We chose 123.Net because of its strategic Michigan location with a large composite of major networks.”
123.Net is also home to the Detroit Internet Exchange, a carrier-neutral data center that works with technology leaders such as Google, Amazon Web Services, General Motors Co., and others.