“Earlier this year we heard that Apple was starting to build its own content delivery network, instead of relying on third-party CDNs like Akamai and Level 3 to deliver iTunes media content and software updates,” Kif Leswing reports for Gigaom.

“That plan has come to fruition sooner than expected, according to CDN expert Dan Rayburn,” Leswing reports. “Trace routes from downloads of OS X now show data coming directly from Apple infrastructure.”

Leswing reports, “But that’s not all: According to Rayburn’s sources, this isn’t a standard CDN, it’s positively massive, with ten times the capacity currently needed — multiple terabits per second — ready to be deployed.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill D.” for the heads up.]

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