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.