We don’t know if anyone caught this, but its a winner. On September 17, 2015, Brian Dunbar, Internet Service Manager at NASA, stated to Streaming Media that they encountered a major streaming problem during a live event on December 2014. The surprising part was they blamed Limelight Networks out in public. Supposedly, it was performance problems. We thought that was the end of the story. Wrong. Eventually, NASA moved back to Akamai, their previous provider.
But then twelve days later, on September 29, 2015, the Sydney Herald published a piece where NASA blamed a new set of streaming problems on Akamai. Once again, NASA aired out their open laundry in public and blamed a CDN. Thus, in a 12 day period, they blamed Limelight, then Akamai. The million dollar question we have for NASA – did NASA switch over from Limelight Networks to Akamai during the 12 day period? No way we’re going to figure this one out, cause our mind is playing tricks on us. Instead, we are going to take the easy way out, and blame NASA, because they haven’t figured out how to stream via a CDN 🙂