Limelight Networks launched EdgeFunctions, a new serverless compute service which allows developers to tap into the power of the company’s global network and gives them the flexibility to deploy and run their own code.
EdgeFunctions provides a customisable environment at the network edge for streamlining content workflows, performing time-sensitive decisions, and customizing user experiences. This enables low latency, on-demand scalability and high-performance network to developers.
EdgeFunctions is ideal for streaming video and content delivery use cases such as personalized streaming, content protection, dynamic ad insertion, A/B testing, and image manipulation.
“Using EdgeFunctions, we were able to quickly deploy our customized solution into Limelight’s network edge locations and run them on-demand, at scale, for both VOD and live OTT watermarking workflows,” said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, VP Anti-Piracy at NAGRA, a provider of content protection and multiscreen TV solutions.
EdgeFunctions leverages Limelight’s global network to put flexibility and power directly into the hands of developers with support for several programming languages including Node.js, Python and Go.
Its APIs enable these developers to manage, deploy and run their functions at the network edge and take advantage of Limelight’s direct peering connections with more than 1,000 ISPs and leading public cloud providers.
“Edge technology and solutions are rapidly expanding to meet a diverse set of customer needs. Limelight has an extensive global network with edge locations across the globe,” said Dave McCarthy, research director, Edge Strategies at IDC. This gives developers more dynamic control over content combined.