20-03-2016, 17:06 #1
[EN] Apple plans self-sufficient cloud infrastructure with 'Project McQueen'
Apple services more than 780 million active iCloud accounts worldwide
Apple's data center in Maiden, NC.
March 17, 2016
With Project McQueen, Apple is looking to wean off third-party cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft in favor of its own infrastructure, an investment expected to pay for itself within three years of going live, a person familiar with the company's plans told VentureBeat.
Apple currently relies on AWS and Microsoft's Azure for its content serving needs, including data-intensive products like iTunes and iCloud. The massive user base of iTunes and its various music, video and app storefronts is well known, and in February Apple revealed it services more than 782 million active iCloud accounts worldwide.
Sources said, however, that the iPhone maker is not pleased with Amazon's performance, specifically the inability to quickly expedite photo and video requests from iOS devices. In addition, Apple wants to bring iTunes under one roof. Currently, third-party services handle a majority of iTunes' data needs, with Azure being the primary provider, sources said.
Interestingly, the idea behind Project McQueen was purportedly formulated after a conversation with a Microsoft employee, who told an Apple employee that Azure would be unable to keep up with Apple's continued growth. To cope with the overflow, Apple would likely have to invest in an expansion to Azure's data center network, the Microsoft employee reportedly said at the time.
Instead of sinking capital into infrastructure owned and operated by outside firms, Apple is now mulling a buildout of its own. To that end, the company has purchased plots of land in China and Hong Kong for future data centers, the report said. Aside from the financial benefits, Apple would be able to optimize its data centers to suit customer needs, resulting in an improved user experience.
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20-03-2016, 17:52 #2
A origem da intriga não é dificil especular
Já o bicho papão, o tal "plano secreto" como foi referido em alguns artigos, já mostrava o rabo ao grande público tem pelo menos 3 anos (http://www.webhostingtalk.com.br/for...ta-center-site.
Restaria o comentário maldoso que a Microsoft não teria capacidade para acompanhar a expansão da Apple e teria pedido um troco para aumentar a infraestrutura, sem explicar as regiões em que seria necessário tal investimento. Considerando o profundo interesse da Apple pelo mercado chinês, quem seria louco de enterrar mais dinheiro lá (ou Hong Kong) só para atender a Apple? Certamente não o gigante dos anúncios ordinários, que jogou a toalha faz tempo, ao contrário da Microsoft e IBM, que continuam se submetendo aos camaradas e enfrentando os gigantes do país totalitário.
Última edição por 5ms; 20-03-2016 às 18:05.
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20-03-2016, 18:41 #5
"Apple already is in the process of developing world-class data centers in Ireland, Denmark, Reno, and Arizona besides expanding the scope of its existing data center in Prineville, Oregon. Apple had earlier stated its investment in Arizona is among the largest it has made and will serve as the command center for its global data network."
29-03-2016, 23:48 #6
- Data de Ingresso
- Oct 2010
- Rio de Janeiro
De curiosidade, o mato em volta da Dacentec (pertinho desse da foto da Carolina do Norte) é bem parecido...