Apple Data Storage on Google and Amazon Cloud servers
It seems like an eternity since Amazon and Google expanded their presence in icloud regional server locations adding icloud capabilities for information and data storage and access. Both these companies after Microsoft’s once popular Azure (later jolted by anti-monopoly laws in the USA) grew their cloud services throughout the world in all possible geo-locations at an organizational level. So is no surprise that Apple Inc. now stores its data on these very cloud servers ‘owned’ by Google and Amazon.
Amazon for that matter had a much larger ‘www’ since early 1990s presence where storage was concerned but Google’s parent company Alphabet surged its cloud services division surpassing that of Apple and competing directly with Amazon. That was pure because Google became a consumer-centric service as well unlike Amazon who chose exclusivity.
Data storage concept is simple and no rocket science. The data is not readable without ‘keys’. The keys are analogous to passwords that enter a particular server to retrieve data that is stored on a cloud server (iCloud to be specific here).
Put even more simply the data could be on any cloud server but without the keys that Apple Inc. has on their servers, the data cannot be snooped in – meaning it is secured with Apple. Encryption of organizational standards is used for these.
According to CNBC and Techcrunch the fact that Apple stores data on Google’s cloud servers has been made public in a said document issued by the company in question i.e. Apple Inc. As time flies by and cloud takes over the data storage life for many organizations has been made easy. The corporations use these services with keys on their resident servers and the data on the service providers’.