Apple looking to build server in Oregon

Posted In Apple news - By Joon On Sunday, December 4th, 2011 With 0 Comments

Apple is currently close to deciding whether or not to purchase land in Oregon to build a new massive data center reports Oregon Live. The piece of land is 160 acres in Prineville, Oregon and is 1/4 of a mile from one of Facebook’s data centers, which is pictured above. Apple had until the end of the month to decided on purchasing the land, which is where a new 31 megawatt data center is supposed to be built by Apple.

The world’s largest tech company is nearing a decision on whether to build a large data center in Prineville, a quarter mile south of the Facebook server farm that opened earlier this year, according to two people with direct knowledge of Apple’s plans.

Apple also just recently opened a new data center in North Carolina. The new location in North Carolina reportedly cost Apple about 1 billion dollars to build and is the power behind iCloud. Apple is looking to expand that area with a new 174 acre solar farm with a possibility of more being added. Apple has begun to push cloud service and the need is for data center is necessary. Last month, a report surfaced that Apple is looking for new senior executives to lead their efforts in the cloud.

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