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Apple confirms it uses Google’s cloud for iCloud

Posted on February 26th, 2018 at 23:43 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Apple periodically publishes new versions of a PDF called the iOS Security Guide. For years the document contained language indicating that iCloud services were relying on remote data storage systems from Amazon Web Services, as well as Microsoft’s Azure.

But in the latest version, the Microsoft Azure reference is gone, and in its place is Google Cloud Platform. Before the January update, Apple most recently updated the iOS Security Guide in March.

Google’s cloud, powered by Amazon Web Services. Amazon Web Services, powered by iCloud. And all of it powered by Microsoft Azure. In the end, it’s all one dude in Nevada who gets USB keys shipped to him via UPS and who manually copies the files to his 90s era servers.

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