It’s no secret, Apple is depending on 3rd party cloud businesses for iCloud. And CNBC spotted an interesting tidbit in Apple’s own papers. The organization now relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform’s storage product to keep iCloud data.
Back in 2016, CRN reported that Apple signed with Bing for cloud storage. But Apple’s document represents 1st formal confirmation that this bargain happened.
Available the information in Apple’s iOS 11 security guide that has been published in January 2018. The company mentions that individual data tend to be divided in to tiny chunks and encrypted. The encryption keys and metadata information tend to be kept on Apple’s very own computers. But the encrypted data are kept on 3rd party services.
While users do not know that Amazon and Google are managing their iCloud information, Amazon and Bing can’t do just about anything with those data without encryption keys. So that it seems extremely unlikely that Amazon and Bing are looking at your computer data.
“The encrypted chunks associated with the file are saved, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, particularly S3 and Google Cloud Platform,” you can easily read inside the document.
Previously, Apple has actually mentioned Microsoft Azure with its lovers. The wording of the document isn’t actually obvious. Apple could be making use of more storage services without naming all of them right.
In most cases, this is certainly a good example of asymmetric competitors. While Apple and Google tend to be fighting very hard to grab share of the market regarding the smartphone marketplace, Apple is also Google’s client. Apple in addition competes with Amazon and Microsoft in other areas. So Apple would have to step-up its cloud web hosting game to reduce ties with its competitors completely.
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Posted at Tue, 27 Feb 2018 16:50:01 +0000