Quiksilver Europe delivers quicker, richer online experience with Limelight Networks

Tempe, Ariz. -- Limelight Networks announced that Quiksilver Europe deployed Limelight’s website acceleration services to maximize website performance and enhance the online experience for its customers.

“Quiksilver is a very visual brand that employs a lot of media,” noted Thierry Bugeat, head developer, Quiksilver Europe. “Our challenge was to provide this content quickly and consistently to customers worldwide. Thanks to Limelight’s strong delivery infrastructure, we are delivering numerous high-quality videos to this large audience without any stuttering or interruption.”

Quiksilver Europe sells clothing and accessories oriented towards surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Prior to employing Limelight’s services, the company hosted all of its web content in-house. As the retailer added more images and videos online, the company’s in-house resources became strained and website performance suffered. To help better balance this richer experience with site performance, the Quiksilver web team turned to Limelight’s website acceleration tools. Limelight now delivers between 80 and 95% of the retailer’s site content.

“After working closely with us to explore our technical demands and identify our business requirements, Limelight devised a solution to meet our needs for the acceleration of small objects and video on demand,” said Bugeat. “We are now able to face large audience without any apprehension and provide exceptional service in any location. What’s more, Limelight allowed us to simplify and optimize our infrastructure and enhance our customer experience without increasing costs.”

Quiksilver organizes multiple events and sponsors many athletes. Limelight recently helped the retailer showcase its main surf event, Quiksilver Pro France, which is followed on the web by millions of viewers worldwide.

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