“In its bid to raise its name in cloud computing services, Google nabbed a big-name customer: Apple,” Mark Bergen reports for Re/code. “The iPhone maker recently started storing portions of its iCloud and services data with Google’s cloud platform, according to sources familiar with the deal.”
“It’s a win for Google, which is gunning for larger companies as cloud customers,” Bergen reports. “But it might be short-lived, as it looks like Apple is also simultaneously building out its own system to bring data stored on its millions of devices in house.”
“Currently, much of Apple’s iCloud luggage sits with Amazon Web Services, the leading cloud provider by a long mile, and also with Microsoft’s Azure,” Bergen reports. “CRN, the publication which first reported the news, claims that Apple is trimming its reliance on AWS by turning to Google. At minimum, Apple would seem to be adding Google to the mix.”
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