Apple iCloud uses Google datacenters

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 27 2018 @ 11:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Apple confirmed it ditched Microsoft's Azure cloud in favor of the Google Cloud. The news was discovered by CNBC in an investigation of Appleā€™s publicly released iOS Security Guide document. Previous editions mentioned that Apple used Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, while the latest update of the document reveals the company is now relying on Amazon and Google. Rumors about Google's iCloud win first hit the web in 2016, but this is the first time Apple officially confirms it.
The latest update doesn't indicate whether Apple is using any Google cloud services other than core storage of "objects" like photos and videos. The document also doesn't make it clear when Apple started storing data in Google's cloud. Microsoft declined to comment. Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.

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