“For the past several months, Apple has been working on ‘Project McQueen,’ a plan to become more reliant on its own data center infrastructure and reduce its dependence on public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure,” Jordan Novet reports for VentureBeat, citing “a source familiar with the matter.”
“Project McQueen kicked off after a conversation between a Microsoft employee and an Apple employee, the source said. Azure won’t be able to handle the growth of Apple’s workloads in the future, meaning Apple would have to pay much more in order to help Microsoft cover the cost of expanding Azure’s data center infrastructure, the Microsoft person told the Apple person,” Novet reports. “Apple executives believe that building out the company’s own infrastructure footprint to cover its cloud computing and storage needs will pay for itself within three years, the source said. ”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, when it comes to cloud services/data centers, it’s important for Apple to roll their own.
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