Limelight Networks Expands Its Content Delivery Network Relationship with Musicmatch.
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24, 2002
Limelight Networks is Now the Exclusive CDN Service Provider
for All Musicmatch Content and Software Downloads
Limelight Networks, the leading provider of next-generation content delivery services for the Internet, Wednesday announced an expanded relationship with Musicmatch, the recognized leader in music software and subscription services.
Limelight Networks is now the exclusive delivery network for all Musicmatch content, as well as the Musicmatch Jukebox application. The exclusive delivery agreement with Limelight Networks, in conjunction with Musicmatch's embedded updating mechanism provided by Marimba Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), will help Musicmatch extend its competitive advantage in their highly dynamic business.
Musicmatch Jukebox, with more than 25 million registered customers worldwide, is the No. 1-selling music software at retail and online. Usage continues to grow with 1 million new users being added each month. It's the ultimate personal music system, enabling music lovers to play, rip, burn and organize all their music files in one easy-to-use program.
Musicmatch uses Marimba's Embedded Management technology to manage its award-winning Musicmatch Jukebox across Limelight Networks' pervasive, highly scalable content delivery network. This combination of performance reliability and Marimba's embedded technology enables Musicmatch to improve the speed and download reliability of music and application updates to its Musicmatch Jukebox.
In addition to content and application updates, Marimba technology enables Musicmatch to transparently deliver enhanced services, automatically providing all Musicmatch Jukebox customers with the latest version of the software and supporting the Web-based delivery of new personalized services that improve their music listening experiences.
Prior to this agreement, Musicmatch content was served by multiple CDN providers, while user updates via Marimba's embedded technology were handled by a third party hosting provider.
"Consolidating all content and software download delivery with Limelight Networks simplifies IT operations and magnifies the cost savings Musicmatch realizes by using our EdgePrism technology," said Limelight Networks' president, Bill Rinehart.
Limelight Networks serves Musicmatch content and software downloads from servers strategically located around the globe to improve response times and enhance the quality of the user experience. Equipment and IT costs are reduced because Limelight Networks' customers do not need to buy, deploy, or maintain complex, rapidly evolving server and networking systems.
"I am a great fan of Limelight. They have delivered on all counts -- reliability, performance and cost savings. We realized that by shifting all our delivery to Limelight Networks we could realize even greater savings and gain greater operating efficiency," said Bill Caid, vice president of Internet operations at Musicmatch.
Marimba's Embedded Management solution will help Musicmatch streamline delivery of detailed, personalized music recommendations to customers to help them enhance their music listening experiences.
Marimba makes these services possible by allowing software companies and device manufacturers to transparently deliver and install new features, OS patches, and software fixes in the form of updates, without user intervention.
According to Marimba's vice president of embedded management, Michael Hughes, "We view Limelight Networks as a key partner that can enable us to deliver the Musicmatch application in a fast, efficient and reliable manner. We look forward to working with them in the future to deliver cost-effective, scalable distribution solutions for the next generation of Internet-centric applications."
About Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks is a leading provider of outsourced e-business infrastructure, content delivery services and software. Limelight Networks' EdgePrism family of products enable companies to reduce the cost and complexity of implementing and maintaining a Web infrastructure for rich media delivery while ensuring unmatched performance, scalability, reliability, and manageability.
Limelight Networks' services give businesses a distinct competitive advantage and provide an unparalleled Internet experience for their customers. For information on delivering an Intelligent Internet(TM), please contact Limelight Networks at 602/850-5000 or visit www.limelightnetworks.com.
About Musicmatch Inc.
Musicmatch Inc., founded in 1997 and based in San Diego, is the global leader in personalized music services that enable people to find and listen to the music that best matches their unique tastes. Musicmatch Radio MX is the most popular online music subscription service available, with more than 120,000 subscribers to date.
The company invented the digital music jukebox in 1997, and since then has registered more than 25 million users of its award-winning Musicmatch Jukebox software program. Partners include such industry leaders as Dell, Gateway, Hewlett Packard, Iomega, Philips, RCA and Sony. Musicmatch is a privately held company. For additional information on Musicmatch, visit http://www.Musicmatch.com.
Marimba Inc., the Software Change Management Company, is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management, Server Management, and Embedded Management product families allow Global 2000 companies to better manage their IT resources, increase operational efficiency and reduce IT costs.
Additional information is available on the Internet at www.marimba.com.