Apple’s Growing iCloud Claims Another Data Center
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is quickly bringing its latest data center project up to speed. AppleInsider reports that the initial building at the newest facility, located a few miles east of Reno in a budding technology park, was just finished.
The building is approximately 20,000 square feet and sits on 345 acres of land, meaning there is a lot of opportunity for expansion. The report speculates that the first building — built to qualify for LEED certification — could just be a pilot building, meant to test out the region’s power and water supplies, as well as new security logistics. The report draws parallels between the facility outside of Reno and a facility built in Maiden, North Carolina, that went online in 2011.
Once fully developed, the site would be the fourth major server farm that Apple has built from the ground up. The first segment of the project is reportedly just days away from going online. The facility will ostensibly be used to support Apple’s iCloud.
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