by Dan Moren
Report: Apple building out cloud infrastructure
Recode’s Mark Bergen reports that Apple is looking to create its own cloud system, instead of relying on the likes of Amazon (with whom it has long done business in this arena) and Google (with whom it recently signed a contract for cloud services):
According to a source familiar with the matter, Apple already has a team working on this; it’s known internally as “McQueen,” as in Steve. It’s unclear if that project will materialize or when. But a source tells Re/code that the codename refers to Apple’s intent, sometime in the next few years, to break its reliance on all three outside cloud providers in favor of its own soup-to-nuts infrastructure.
However, reports that Apple’s cloud infrastructure will then engage in a hair-raising chase through the streets of San Francisco in a Ford Mustang GT are thought to be greatly exaggerated.
Updated to clarify Apple’s relationships with Amazon and Google.