At the beginning of the week, we comment here a news from CNBC that Apple had passed on to one of its competitors, Amazon, more than $ 30 million per month over 2018 because of its cloud infrastructure and that even with Ma's investments in data centers themselves, this figure had a tendency to rise in the coming years. Today another vehicle has challenged this prediction.
According to The information, the information that Apple spent about $ 370 million with Amazon more precisely, with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) correct. Inaccurate would be the assertion that the value goes up each year: according to the site, in 2017 Ma retailer payment was around $ 775 million; spending last year, therefore, would have fallen by more than 50% and is expected to decline further in the coming years.
The report goes further, stating that Apple has every interest in cutting off its dependence on other companies as quickly as possible for business-related issues. data centers, servers and cloud. There is even an internal project called “McQueen” focused precisely on this goal: to make your services (such as the App Store, iCloud, Apple Music and Apple Pay) fully supported by data centers own company, without reliance on partner structure like Amazon and Google.
The investments disclosed by Apple in the segment are certainly an indication that the project is following. The question remains when (and if) the company can reach a point where it can afford to run its services to over 1 billion customers in its own structure.