Apple's Head of iCloud Infrastructure Resigns
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Rajat Kabade


Apple's executive of operational infrastructure for Cloud Services has resigned from the company. Eric Billingsley joined the company in 2013 to develop and grow iCloud infrastructure.


Eric Billingsley has a varied experience of working in eBay and Google prior to Apple. Billingsley built a team to work on iCloud services. The tech company developed and expanded iCloud services under the leadership of Billingsley. The iCloud Services team heavily relied on external public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. 



The company did not have a great experience with the external providers like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Apple's data center infrastructure too had a bit of problem. AWS outage in February affected Apple's key iCloud services like Apple Music and iTunes. Eric Billingsley's exit from Apple hints company's plans to move away from external cloud services. 


The tech company has been working on a highly ambitious project of its own called "Project McQueen". Apple is simultaneously working on six infrastructure projects. The company wants to ensure 100% uptime for all its services by creating more dependencies on its network. 


After Billingsley's exit, Patrick Gates will take charge of iCloud infrastructure management. Gates will be directly reporting Patrice Gautier, the VP of Engineering at Apple. The company has not made any official comment on Billingsley departure from Apple.