Apple's own content delivery network is supposedly live, has 10 times the capacity that is currently needed

Apple's own content delivery network is supposedly live, has 10 times the capacity that is currently needed
According to numerous sources, Apple has just switched on its own CDN (content delivery network) in the USA and Europe. Cupertino is obviously trying to move slightly away from its current CDN partners, Akamai (for iTunes) and Level 3 (for Radio), by ensuring that its users will receive their downloads in a faster fashion, straight from a home-grown network. It is speculated that the capacity of Apple's new CDN is 10 times larger than the one used before. Reportedly, the network provides several terabits of data per second.

It's more than sure that this substantial bump in the available capacity is aimed at providing users with a seamless experience once iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite arrive this fall. This will probably ensure that there will be no download issues during the updates of said operating systems.

Rumor has it that Apple is partnering with numerous ISPs on the development of its CDN. It's speculated that this project might have cost Apple around $100 million in 2014 alone.

At the moment, some OS X downloads arrive directly from Apple's CDN, but iTunes downloads have not yet been redirected through the new network. Alas, users probably won't notice any immediate change. While it's unknown if Apple will break free from its 3rd-party CDN providers, it is safe to say that it will rely less on them in the foreseeable future.

source: Streaming Media via BGR

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15 Comments

1. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

OMG "Peter K", please go back to Creative Writing 101: "According to a numerous sources," - syntax "Reportedly, the netwoek provides," - Spelling "It comes beyond a reasonable doubt" - REALLY As for the news story, it just proves how brainwashed Apple has its' followers. Third-party content delivery networks, so, iTunes is really Akamai, what an iScam! P.S. Already took a screenshot, don't bother denying this masterpiece; will republish in the NY Times with full credit to you, of course.

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They don't care. It's gone to a stage that people stop going to church and is iWorshiping Apple Steve job iMore. Nothing new here, Apple is great at iDelusioning public perceptive. The new iApple they have gone to will be even more i Conceptual.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dumb post.

9. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iAgree with you too oh malevolent 'dark' one, the article just made no sense and, therefore, dumb. Now please don't take my words out of context and cry racism; you see, iUsed partial quotes because iReferenced just part of your name. After all, your name is "darkkjedii", hence, 'dark', is it not? Oh 'dark' one, oh 'dark' one, wherefore art thou my 'dark' one?

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Attacking the person is always less effective than arguing with logic and focusing on the issue. Otherwise, it will just lead to trading personal attacks back and forth, with no kind of helpful resolution. People like just not willing to discuss an issue with an end goal of walking away with a better understanding. Instead, you just simply want to win their argument by whatever means necessary, and this often involves the use of ad hominem. And do explain why this is a dump post?

8. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

iTotally agree!

7. paulyyd

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 08, 2011

u mad brah

3. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Some are speculating that this is just a red herring - sure apple will use it for software updates/upgrades. But they probably are really going to use it for video streaming.

4. Hallucinator

Posts: 391; Member since: May 24, 2010

When you guys just throw a I in front of everything, you seem Incredibly Idiotic.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31603; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Really. The irony and delusional. Apple has Trademarked the word "i " More like Apple users and fans are more iDiotic. I'm not saying that. Wikipedia and every techwebsites and even in youtube. Even editors and Wallstreet aswell as the whole wide world is saying that. Lmfao.. Says the idiot whose calling me, when your the main culprit. Admit it iBoy, ... If not. I owned you, and start back peddling.

13. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Well said.

14. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

The 'i' is there because it belongs there; pretty iRonic from someone who wrote, and iQuote, 'seem Incredibly Idiotic," And, don't you mean 'seems iNcrediBly iDiotic'?

12. Furbal unregistered

Hopefully they don't get throttled (since they'll have more skin in the game) by the ISP's like they are trying to do to Netflix and their ilk. Maybe this could help net neutrality...

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

"Maybe this could help net neutrality..." How so? Apple has paid the ISP 'partners' to assure its traffic is processed faster than any competitor's traffic. The issue of pay-to-play is at the core of the net neutrality debate.

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