CDN

Apple Reducing Reliance on Akamai As It Builds Its Own CDN

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...

Apple Relies on Its Own CDN for Worldwide iOS 8 Delivery

Apple released the public version of iOS on Wednesday, September 17. For many of us, upgrading to the latest operating system was smooth, although we've read reports about slow downloads, etc. As it turns out, it wasn't just a new software release: Apple just tried out live its own data distribution infrastructure, called content delivery...

Apple’s $100 Million CDN Network Goes Live in U.S., Europe

Frost & Sullivan analyst Dan Rayburn reports (via Ars Technica)that Apple’s CDN (content delivery network) is now live in the US and Europe. The network is able to deliver multiple terabits of data per second, and it is part of Apple’s efforts to enhance customer experience when distributing new software releases or updates. After investing...

Apple in Talks with Leading U.S. ISPs for Building its Own CDN

Apple is currently negotiating paid interconnection deals with some of the largest ISPs in the U.S. for building its own CDN, according to StreamingMediaBlog. CDN or content delivery network, serves content to end-users with better availability and faster performance, which is why Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Ebay and other content owners have already built out their own CDNs. (Left)...

Apple Rumored to Be Building Content Delivery Network

Apple is after more control of the user experience. The company currently controls its hardware and software, the iTunes Store and App Store platforms, but there is one missing link needed for complete control: the iPhone maker currently relies on third parties to deliver digital content to devices. And that's about to change, according to...