Apple plans to unify Cloud Services teams

Jesse Hollington
By Jesse Hollington - Senior Editor
Apple plans to unify Cloud Services teams

Apple is working on bringing together its various Cloud Services teams into a single campus to improve product development, Bloomberg reports. Although they all come under the oversight of Apple SVP Eddy Cue, teams for services such as Siri, Maps, iCloud, Apple Pay, Apple News, Apple Music, and iTunes generally work in isolation from each other, at various office park locations rented out throughout Cupertino and Sunnyvale, California.

Apple plans to unify Cloud Services teams

With Apple’s new futuristic Apple Campus 2 scheduled to open next year, Cue feels that unifying his Cloud Services teams at the current Apple Campus will improve his organization in terms of improvement development time and product stability, and will continue to build on Apple’s rapidly growing cloud services business.
The report notes that Apple is also moving cloud computing resources onto its own Apple-designed infrastructure — code-named “Pie” — that will provide it with more control and improve performance. The company has already begun moving over parts of Siri, the iTunes Store, and Apple News to the new platform, and plans to move other services such as Maps in the next few years.

Apple is also working on a new photo storage system dubbed “McQueen” that will allow it to end its reliance on Google and Amazon cloud storage infrastructure.

By Jesse Hollington Senior Editor
Jesse Hollington was a Senior Editor at iLounge. He's written about Apple technology for nearly a decade and had been covering the industry since the early days of iLounge. In his role at iLounge, he provided daily news coverage, wrote and edited features and reviews, and was responsible for the overall quality of the site's content.