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Tier 3 Customers Will Benefit from Limelight’s Private Backbone to Provision Storage for Rich Digital Media Content

SEATTLE, Wa. – December 17, 2009 – Tier 3, a leader in the delivery of managed services and on-demand infrastructure solutions, today announced that it will provide content delivery services from Limelight Networks, Inc to its global customer base. The arrangement will enable Tier 3 to provide its customers with access to Limelight’s global content delivery platform, which uses advanced software and a network-based architecture to increase the performance of web sites and rich media content.

“With the combined forces of Tier 3 and Limelight Networks, our enterprise customers will reap the benefits of flexible, scalable and cost-efficient solutions for their content delivery needs without having to worry about timely access to the network,” said Jared Wray, principal of Tier 3. “We pride ourselves on offering premium services that will enhance our customers’ experience, and our arrangement with Limelight certainly fits the bill.”

Limelight Networks provides scalable, on-demand managed infrastructure solutions that route traffic along a private, fiber-optic network to bypass Internet traffic congestion. Tier 3’s virtual servers and web farm will be integrated with the following Limelight services so that customers can quickly and easily provision their content delivery infrastructure:

• LimelightDELIVER – a fast, reliable, and scalable distribution service for the on-demand delivery of rich media content

• LimelightSTREAM – a comprehensive live streaming service that delivers rich media quickly

• LimelightSITE – a service that accelerates the performance of entire web sites, including static, dynamic, cacheable, and un-cacheable content

• LimelightHD – builds on LimelightDELIVER and LimelightSTREAM service suites, leveraging the same robust network to speed delivery of HD video to customers’ screens

“Tier 3 has consistently demonstrated its commitment to its customers, and the company’s decision to work with Limelight is further testament to this,” said Adam Wray, Vice President, Alliances, Limelight Networks. “The need for consistent, high-performance delivery of rich digital media assets and entire web sites is the first step towards improving the profitability of online businesses. Tier 3 has recognized this and is taking the necessary steps to ensure its customers have a high-quality, scalable solution to handle these needs.”

About Limelight Networks, Inc.

Limelight Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLNW) is trusted by the world’s most innovative enterprise, entertainment, technology, and software brands to improve the performance and profitability of web sites and end-user experiences. Our scalable, on-demand managed infrastructure solutions provide global reach and consistently high availability, by routing traffic over a private fiber-optic backbone rather than through the often-congested, unpredictable public Internet. For more information, visit our web site (, read our blog (, or follow @llnw on Twitter.

About Tier 3

Tier 3 serves as an extension of its customers’ IT departments by providing enterprise-level managed services and on-demand infrastructure solutions to global organizations spanning a variety of industries. By extending their network to Tier 3 facilities, companies can focus on their core business while speeding time to market, improving quality, and reducing cost. With its unmatched architecture and platform, Tier 3 is changing the way organizations view their information technology investments, delivering infrastructure solutions that are critical assets to the companies they serve.

Tier 3 is recognized as a leader in the managed services and virtualization market by VMware and other consulting firms.

Founded in 2000, Tier 3 is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with datacenters located in Seattle and Salt Lake City. For more information, please visit , or email

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Media Contacts:

Marisa Marzano for Tier 3

Big Sky Communications

(705) 484-5105

Paul Alfieri of Limelight Networks, Inc.

(917) 297-4241

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