Apple Confirms It Uses Google's Cloud For iCloud

Pappi Hex

For the first time, Apple has disclosed that it relies on Google Cloud platform for data storage for its iCloud services.

CRN made the disclosure in 2016, but neither Apple nor Google confirmed the report. However, Apple's online document called the iOS Security Guide shows that the California based company indeed uses Google's cloud platform for her iCloud services.

 Apple in her iOS Security Guide document, for years, has always indicated that her iCloud services were relying on remote data storage systems from Amazon web service, as well as Microsoft Azure. However, the latest documentation doesn't say anything about Microsoft Azure, instead, references are being made to Google Cloud platform.

This update, however, doesn't state whether Apple is using any Google cloud storage services other than core storage of "objects" like photos and videos.

Apple didn't make it clear in the document when they started using Google's cloud service. Apple now joins lists of Google's customers such as Paypal, Spotify, Kroger, Snap and hoard of others.

In early February, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Google Cloud platform and G-Suite contributes $1 billion in revenue per quarter. Pichai also said that the number of deals over Google's cloud products has more tripled from 2016 to 2017, hinting Google Cloud Platform as the world fastest growing public cloud provider.

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