Mar 17, 2016 10:45 AM EDT

Apple Moving Its Cloud Business From Amazon Web Services To Google

Apple decided to move parts of its iCloud's services data from Amazon Web Services to the cloud platform of Google, a move indicating a bid by the company to diversify its infrastructure.

The company's shift appears also to be showing to build its own new data centers, adding even more speculation whether the move is temporary.

Google has always been a competitor of Apple in the realm of smartphones and other devices, yet deals like this are frequent with giant tech firms to the extent they don't normally challenge.

According to reports from CRN stating, that Apple has notably dropped its dependency with AWS after last year's singed deal with Google, whose cloud service provider was based on running parts of iCloud, where Apple is spending between $400 million to $600 million on Google Cloud Platform.

An AWS spokesperson said, "It's kind of a puzzler to us because vendors who understand doing business with enterprises respect non-disclosure agreements with their customers and don't imply competitive defection where it doesn't exist,"

Apple's plans is to establish a data command center in Mesa Arizona, following Ireland and Denmark, that will soon power Apple's online services to its customers and expected to be fully operational by 2017 all over Europe, which will include iTunes Store, App Store, Maps and Siri.

The Morgan Stanley analysts Katy Huberty and Brian Nowak stated last month, that the roll out of the new data center is suggesting that Apple's plans is to move in-house parts of the cloud business that's been going to AWS, where Apple has been annually spending an estimate over $1 billion on AWS services, indicating that 90% of its cloud services business going to Amazon.

Apple has also claimed a different strategy to the approach of data centers, where the company is building a team called McQueen aiming to break all reliance from outside cloud providers, the idea is for the team to work within the company rather than being charged to pay the cloud providers. In about three years, Apple might soon see itself with its own data centers.

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