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iRacing Speeds up Motorsports Racing Simulation with Limelight Networks Content Delivery Network

BWW News Desk
April 09, 2019

Limelight Networks Inc Nasdaq a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwlimelightcom2Fampesheet51966417ampnewsitemid20190409005270amplanenUSampanchorLLNW29ampindex1ampmd515727c36f03dedf06032703ba17e6200 relnofollowLLNWa a leading provider of edge cloud services today announced that iRacing the worlds premier motorsports racing simulation company is using its Content Delivery Network CDN to accelerate large software updates delivered worldwide pblockquotep idpullquotepblockquote p At the beginning of each 12week racing season members update their software for the latest track and car information Software updates range from 45GB for existing players and up to 30GB for new members and customers had complained of inconsistent download performance iRacing implemented Limelights CDN to improve performance and ensure all quarterly updates run smoothly In addition Limelights peering relationships with major global Internet service providers ISPs ensure that regardless of where players are located or how they connect to the internet they have the fastest download possible p p Were not set up to build out our global infrastructure to make our downloads available to every location on the planet said Nick Bailey Senior DevOps Engineer at iRacing We chose to partner with Limelight to do that so we can focus on making the auto racing simulations as detailed as possible and ensure our members can experience them in a timely fashion p p Limelights high cache hit ratio ensures players can quickly download game files from local pointsofpresence rather than accessing them from distant locations In addition iRacing is using Limelight Origin Storage which allows game files to be accessed and delivered quickly even if they arent already in cache These capabilities together with Limelights high data throughput rates extensive peering relationships and private global network lead to faster download speeds for iRacings software updates p p No one wants slow performance or to wait around for slow downloads especially on a car racing simulator said Steve MillerJones Vice President of Product Strategy at Limelight Limelights private global network makes it possible for iRacing to significantly accelerate extremely large downloads as well as global game play for all its members p p A full case study is available a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttps3A2F2Fwwwlimelightcom2Fresources2Fcasestudy2Firacing2Fampesheet51966417ampnewsitemid20190409005270amplanenUSampanchorhereampindex2ampmd556c0060fadeedd2f761a090da302bd2a relnofollowherea with additional information p p bAbout iRacingbbriRacing is the worlds premier motorsports racing simulation iRacing puts you in the drivers seat by allowing members to experience todays newest form of competitive motorsport virtual racing Players can choose from more than 80 different race cars including a NASCAR Cup car an openwheel IndyCar an IMSA Prototype and even the ultimate a Grand Prix car All the driver needs is a computer internet connection and a controller iRacing organizes and manages more than 40 official series more than 400 private leagues as well as thousands of hosted events Learn more at a referrerpolicyunsafeurl targetblank hrefhttpsctsbusinesswirecomctCTidsmartlinkampurlhttp3A2F2FwwwiRacingcomampesheet51966417ampnewsitemid20190409005270amplanenUSampanchorwwwiRacingcomampindex3ampmd5fb172b35108277ea93da19e65005f35c relnofollowwwwiRacingcoma p p bAbout LimelightbbrLimelight Networks Inc NASDAQ LLNW a leading provider of digital content delivery video cloud security and edge computing services empowers customers to provide exceptional digital experiences Limelights edge services platform includes a unique combination of global private infrastructure intelligent software and expert supportservices that enable current and future workflows For more information visit a 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