- Amazon Web Services is a significant component of the company of Amazon.
- Apple said it was looking for someone in a February work posting that could “guide and architect our increasing AWS footprint.” Indeed, spending is on track to grow.
As Apple and Amazon compete for a larger share of customer dollars and attention, they also have their own business connection and that is the services of Amazon’s Cloud on which Apple spends more than $30 million a month.
Apple’s cloud spending represents the determination of the company to deliver rapidly and reliably online services such as iCloud, even if it has to rely on a competitor to do so.
Apple said it was looking for someone in a February work posting that could “guide and architect our increasing AWS footprint.” Indeed, spending is on track to grow.
At the end of March, Apple’s expenditure in the first quarter of 2019 was on track to average over $30 million per month. According to two individuals familiar with the expenditure, that would be more than 10 percent greater than a year ago.
If Apple’s use of AWS for the remainder of 2019 remains at those rates, its annual expenditure would exceed $360 million. Apple spent about $350 million in 2018, said one of those individuals.
It is probable that spending will proceed in the foreseeable future. Apple has signed an agreement over the previous few months that involves an undertaking to spend at least $1.5 billion over five years on AWS, a source said. Apple had $30.94 billion in operating expenses in the latest fiscal year.
Amazon Web Services is a significant component of the company of Amazon.
AWS would collect more income from Apple at these prices than from several other businesses, including Adobe, Capital One, Intuit, Lyft, and Pinterest, based on government filings and a report in The Information.
Amazon has a growing quantity of cash invested by clients to use services in the future, mainly linked to AWS. At the end of 2018, obligations for agreements with initial terms were worth $19.3 billion, which last longer than a year, Amazon said in a filing.