Apple just launched a new service, only for companies with which they will be able to give a better service to users. The program called Apple Edge Cache (AEC) consists of hardware provided by Apple so that existing content on the network reaches users faster.
With this new service, users who connect to that particular company requiring a service will receive it almost immediately.
Apple Edge Cache for Business Promises to Deliver Data and Services Nearly Instantly
Apple Edge Cache, consists of hardware that is supplied and managed by Apple for implementation within our ISP partner networks. In this way Certain Apple content may be delivered directly to our shared clients.
In order to access this program, there are a number of requirements that must be met. But before entering the matter, it is good to know that for now, it can only be accessed by invitation. Let's see what requirements companies must have in order to benefit from this hardware:
- Must be operate on a network with a public ASN and a publicly routable address space. You must have and maintain an accurate PeeringDB entry, including NOC contact information.
- 25 Gb / s minimum maximum traffic through all Apple traffic.
- Pairing with the Apple network (AS714). Must maintain sufficient matchmability; if possible in multiple locations
As you read, there are not too many but what you have to be clear about is that this service will provide users of these companies with access to certain services almost immediately and therefore the business will gain in efficiency that will affect the status of that company and its business.
Resumiendo: through this service that uses a edge cache, content can be delivered faster and more reliably, basically because there is less internet infrastructure. User latency is reduced and this benefits the user and the business. It's basically the same system that Netflix and Amazon use.