Apple Reducing Reliance on Akamai As It Builds Its Own CDN


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Apple is reducing its reliance on Akamai – the company’s choice of CDN for the past 15 years – as it scales its in-house CDN efforts. As a result, Apple has “significantly” cut its business with the Internet infrastructure company, Akamai warned investors during the quarterly earnings call, reports Business Insider.

“Over the last two years, our two largest customers in particular, comprise about 13% of Akamai’s overall revenue. As we look ahead to 2016, we expect these two accounts to still be our largest media customers, and they will contribute about 6% of our overall revenue,” Akamai CEO Tom Leighton said during its earnings call.

“This seven point change in contribution results from their increased do-it-yourself, or DIY efforts,” Leighton said.

Akamai two largest customers are said to be Apple and Microsoft.

There are also other signs of Apple’s in-house online infrastructure efforts: The company is expected to open at least three data centres over the next two years, which will bring the total to seven worldwide.


  • jmcd102

    Happy to see they are moving in-house. Rather they invest in this than the ? Car.

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    I’d rather ensure these in-house data centers will not rely on some sort of agreement where Apple will be enforced to hire akamai employees / workers. ( in that case all of that in_ house projects , would be just a waste of time and then money. )