Apple Used Its Own CDN to Help Deliver iOS 8

Apple Used Its Own CDN to Help Deliver iOS 8

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Apple used its own content-delivery network (CDN) to help deliver the iOS 8 update to its users on Wednesday, reports Deepfield.

Aside from all the new features that may be in iOS 8 for the users, there was one other big change that happened this time: Apple chose to deliver a significant portion of the traffic themselves. Most users do not care who or what delivers their updates or data, they just care that the system works. However for large ISP networks that have to process this increase in traffic, they do care. They need to be able to plan for significant changes in traffic volumes and a jump of 10x for anything is a lot to handle.

Previously, Apple relied on Akamai and other CDNs to deliver most of their network traffic. However, this time they handled much of the load themselves marking a new era for the company.

Check out the chart below which shows how network traffic skyrocketed once the iOS 8 software update became available.

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Apple Used Its Own CDN to Help Deliver iOS 8

Georgi Simeonov - September 21, 2014 at 9:46am
OMG tis is why I download iOS8 with 200Kbps and iOS7.1.2 with 10 Mbps. Apple own CDN sucks.
truth - September 21, 2014 at 4:39pm
For all hat hard work put in? Yawn, another compare less gimmick.
Mihai Rogozea - September 21, 2014 at 9:42am
Where Can I get pass code for updating iOS?
Kathy - September 20, 2014 at 9:48pm
Do NOT download IOS 8 on your ipad , I did and now it won't work at all! It will not restore from the backup on my computer either!!!
Ren - September 20, 2014 at 9:58pm
I did yesterday and it works perfectly.
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