Due to the coronavirus, employees of Apple’s Chinese data center were locked in it for a week / ServerNews

The introduction this week by the authorities of Guiyang (China) of a lockdown due to an outbreak of coronavirus practically paralyzed the life of a city of 6 million people. In this regard, Guizhou Cloud Big Data has taken emergency measures to keep the data center where the data of hundreds of millions of Chinese users of Apple products is stored. About it informed Bloomberg resource.

Guizhou Cloud announced on WeChat the introduction of a “closed loop” system in which employees were prohibited from leaving the data center. Many of them did not see their families for a week. The Guizhou Cloud data center also stores data from other customers. The company did not say whether the lockdown affected the work of Apple servers and when the blocking will be lifted.

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Apple’s Chinese data center was launched in 2017. Apple has been forced to hand over control to a state-owned firm in accordance with local law, despite some experts’ concerns that this jeopardizes the privacy and security of its users.

The aforementioned lockdown was introduced as part of the “zero tolerance” policy for COVID-19 implemented by the Chinese authorities in six of the ten districts of Guiyang. Their residents are allowed to leave their homes only for coronavirus tests.

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