Edgio, formerly Limelight Networks, a prominent global CDN, faced challenges delivering flawless digital content with a massive network spanning 80+ points of presence and delivering 40-80 petabytes daily. Their in-house network analytics tool, though extensive, lacked scalability and was impractical for troubleshooting. Needing to optimize their network for both performance and cost, Edgio sought a more efficient and robust solution for network observability.
“Kentik has the best feature functionality on the market and has substantially reduced our MTTR for customer, peering, and transit-related issues.”
After demoing Kentik through a free trial, Edgio deployed Kentik’s network observability platform for:
Real-time network traffic trending and analysis capabilities enable Edgio to drill down into issues, fix them quickly, and minimize any customer impact or outage — resulting in a highly stable and reliable network with reduced MTTR and engineering hours.
Using Kentik’s APIs, Edgio is fully automating traffic engineering workflows with instant re-routing of traffic nearing capacity or commit levels — enabling them to avoid congestion impacts and cost exposures from commit overages.
Kentik’s data explorer allows Edgio engineers to answer any question about their network instantly, without needing pre-defined queries or waiting minutes to hours for results — reducing their data gathering time for workflows from an hour to just 15 minutes.
With Kentik’s granular visibility, Edgio identified and fixed multiple instances of non-optimized traffic routing, including expensive backhauling and paid IP transit, resulting in major cost savings and superior network performance for customers.