Report says Apple stores up to 8,000,000 Terabytes of iCloud data on Google Cloud
- Tram Ho
Although both Apple and Google are rivals in the mobile arena, the two are still great partners in many other areas. A new report from The Information shows that Apple is increasingly relying on Google to store iCloud user data.
According to the report, Apple currently stores more than 8 million Terabytes of data on the servers of the Google Cloud service. By mid-May, Apple is said to have spent as much as $300 million on Google’s data storage services this year, up more than 50% from Apple’s total spending on Google Cloud for the whole of 2020.
With the above numbers, the report highlights that Apple is currently Google Cloud’s largest enterprise customer, outperforming other big-name customers like Spotify.
Apple’s importance to Google Cloud is so great that the service employees have even given themselves a name to refer to the size of this customer: Bigfoot.
With the massive amount of photos and messages being uploaded to its iCloud, Apple is using both its own data centers along with third-party cloud storage services, including Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. . Apple does not provide encryption keys to third-party data storage providers, to ensure a reliable level of encryption for data.
The report predicts Apple’s growing use of Google Cloud services showing that the company’s cloud storage requirements have exceeded its ability to develop and operate its own data centers and are forced to open up. expand the ability to outsource.
Refer to MacRumors
Source : Genk