Apple confirms using Google Cloud to store iCloud data

By : |February 28, 2018 0

Apple has finally acknowledged that it needs Google’s help for data storage for its iCloud services. The company relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform’s storage product to store iCloud data.

The development was first spotted by CNBC, in the latest version of the iOS Security Guide, which noted that Google’s Cloud Platform, along with other third-party storage services such as Amazon’s S3, are used to store large chunks on encrypted iCloud data.

The company wrote in the file, “Each file is broken into chunks and encrypted by iCloud.”  The company went on to say that the data doesn’t divulge “any user-identifying information.” In other words, your iCloud data might live on Google’s servers, but Google itself has no way of cracking it open and seeing your content.

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According to CNBC, Apple’s iOS Security Guide previously listed Amazon’s S3 and Microsoft Azure. Microsoft’s service has been dropped from the security guide in favor of Google Cloud Platform. Whether Apple has ditched Azure entirely is unknown.

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