Will apple servers be ready for the release of lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by antifeik, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. antifeik macrumors regular

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    I tried to look for a similar thread and couldn't find any,so...I wonder if apple servers would be ready for a smooth download of the lion release to folks like me that would be downloading it right away?, I hope apple servers don't crash:eek:
     
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they'll crash. But I wouldn't expect to download Lion quickly, either. Downloads from the app store are pathetically slow (for me, it's about 1/3 the speed I get downloading large files elsewhere... including Apple's own website). Add the inevitable traffic on launch day and you could be looking at a day-long download (or worse).
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I like to think so. Especially after the debacle of the MobileMe roll out a few years ago. Apple is pretty good about learning from their mistakes. Plus they may be using the new data center to power this roll out-just a guess on my part.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    Doesn't Apple use other content delivery networks (like Akami) to distribute "download servers" geographically across the world? Other major companies do.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3GS: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I don't have a clue, but it sounds un-Apple like. They seem to like doing everything they can in-house under the umbrella of Apple.
     
  6. mwxiao macrumors regular

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    I am curious about this too. But I am NOT optimistic. Apple server might not be down, but it would be unbearably slow. I wish I am wrong.
     
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    Yes, Apple uses Akamai.
     

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