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China,Singapore,United States : APPLE stores its iCloud data on CHINA TELECOM data center

August 18, 2014

The People's Republic of China posted a statement saying that Apple had completed the transfer of iCloud data to a Jiangxi Province datacenter owned by China Telecom. Apple confirmed that it is using China Telecom data centers to store iCloud user data locally.

Apple began the project on Aug. 8 about 15 months ago.

Apple confirmed the earlier leak, saying that the localized servers will improve speed and reliability for its customers.

Apple takes user security and privacy very seriously. China Telecom has a list of data center providers to increase bandwidth and improve performance for the customers on mainland China.

Apple's siting of data comes as a surprise, given the company's firm stance on privacy and security. Apple attempted to quash those concerns by revealing that the encryption keys for user data would be stored offshore and would not be available to China Telecom.

The Chinese central government is invasive, as it hands down a ruling that forces users of WeChat to register with their real names and making it illegal to share political information without a license.

Some people are damaging other people's rights and interests and public security in the name of freedom of speech. Cyberspace cannot become a space full of disorder and hostility. No country in the world allows dissemination of information of rumors, violence, cheating, sex and terrorism.

Analysis of iCloud data transfer from Shanghai saw packets flowing to Singapore, where supposed iCloud partners Microsoft and Amazon operate cloud computing clusters.

Apple had been linked to the construction of a new datacenter in Hong Kong but the company is not known to have struck the deal.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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