Apple is reportedly building out its own content delivery network
Apple(s aapl), which to date has relied on third-party content delivery networks (CDNs) to deliver rich media and software to consumers, is now building out its own CDN capability, according to Dan Rayburn, a long-time CDN expert and EVP of Streaming Media.¬†Apple has used its own CDN capabilities internally, but if this report is true, at least some iTunes video content and OS X updates will start flowing through Apple’s own infrastructure. That could ding CDN providers like Akamai(s akam) and Level3(S lvlt).