Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Is Apple really using Windows Azure to power iCloud? | ZDNet

#HostDifferent; I guess Steve Jobs wasn’t just talking about e-books, when he said, at the iPad introduction event in early 2010, “We’re going to stand on their [Amazon’s] shoulders and go a little further,” and the Windows Azure twist, if accurate, is also deeply nested…

But once Apple launched the beta of its iCloud iMessage service, the Infinite Apple site, along with a few other blogs, analyzed the traffic patterns and found that Apple appeared to be using both Azure and Amazon Web Services for hosting.

“We don’t believe iCloud stores actual content. Rather, it simply manages links to uploaded content,” according to an updated June 13 Infinite Apple post.

Is Apple really using Windows Azure to power iCloud? | ZDNet

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