Apple stores iCloud data with Google

Apple stores iCloud data with Google

Apple stores iCloud data with Google

Written by Staff Writer

18 Mar, 2016 | 8:28 am

It has emerged that Apple is storing some of its users’ iCloud data on Google’s computer servers.

Apple had previously acknowledged using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure’s rival cloud computing platforms in addition to its own data centres.

The deal is a coup for Google, which lags behind Amazon and Microsoft in the market for powering third-parties’ online services.

None of the services would have access to iCloud users’ records.

It may seem surprising to those who view the two companies as bitter rivals.

But Apple still puts Google as the default search engine on its mobile devices and has previously shown willingness to have business dealings with other competitors as well, not least Samsung which makes some of its components.

The news may, however, cause concern for investors in Amazon since it follows the announcements that Spotify and Dropbox recently moved operations off AWS.

Amazon, however, has played down the latest development.

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