“Apple’s iCloud service, expected to be unveiled next week, completes a perfect storm of features that could accelerate Apple’s growing dominance of computing and seriously undermine Google’s cloud strategy,” Datamation writes.
“[Apple] has spent the last two years secretly building a billion-dollar, 500,000-square-foot data center in North Carolina,” Datamation writes. “The new facility is five times larger than its existing data center in New Jersey. Apple has also massively expanded data center capacity in Silicon Valley.”
Datamation writes, “Everything about iCloud is officially secret, except the name. But I believe Apple will innovate on some neat tricks. They may, for example, enable constant backup of all user data and possibly synchronization across devices. (Apple is also expected to announce a new version 5 of iOS.) This would enable users to walk away from their PCs, then pick up where they left off on an iPad or even an iPhone. Lost or stolen devices would not involve the loss of data.”
“iCloud essentially erases Google’s main argument in favor of Chromebooks, at least as far as Apple is concerned. The argument is that your data is always safe, no matter what. And it seriously undermines Google’s long-standing cloud-based Google Docs service,” Datamation writes. “Once Apple automatically duplicates everything into the cloud, Google Docs just doesn’t seem all that interesting anymore.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]