Apple’s iCloud may be looking to revolutionize the way consumers interact with the cloud, but that doesn’t mean Cupertino’s not drawing on its competitors expertise when it comes to actually hosting their online services.
In fact, Apple’s pushing the iCloud online with more than a little bit of help from both Microsoft and Amazon.
According to Infinite Apple, iCloud is using both Windows Azure and Amazon Cloud Services for storage.
While it might seem ironic that Apple is using the cloud expertise of Microsoft and Amazon to bring iCloud to market, this is probably a good thing for consumers. If the past decade have shown us anything, it’s that Apple has a hard time bringing web services successfully to market… just look at the MobileMess debacle. And as much as Microsoft and Amazon might not release products of Apple’s quality, they have far more expertise when it comes to cloud computing, serving and distribution. If it means a clean and easy iCloud launch, I’m all for it.