Apple and Facebook this week each filed plans to expand data center operations in Prineville, Ore., a little community that's on its way to becoming one of the largest data center locations in U.S.
The North Carolina data center Apple built a few years back wasn’t enough, so the company built an identical one next to it, cookie-cutter style. Now apparently that’s not enough either, which is why Apple is once again building another data center, this one in Prineville, Ore. So what does Apple need all this data space for?
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) broke ground last week on a $68 million initial phase of project to build two 338,000-square-foot data center facilities in Oregon expected to cost the vendor “hundreds of millions or billions of dollars once it’s outfitted with powerful servers to run Apple’s iCloud service,” according to a report in The Oregonian also picked up here.
Apple has pledged that the new data cente
Facebook is planning to build a $1 billion data center project in Altoona, Iowa, that will cover 1.4 million square feet and serve as what the company says will be “the most advanced data center in the world.”
The Des Moines Register, quoting sources in the state legislature, said the data center, code-named “Catapult,” will be built in two $500 million phases.
The Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) has responded to two of the complaints filed last month by the European data protection activists behind the Europe v Facebook (evf) campaign group against several U.S. technology companies for alleged collaboration with the NSA’s Prism data collection program.
The European data protection activists behind the Europe v Facebook (evf) campaign group, that has long been a thorn in Facebook’s side in Europe, have filed new complaints under regional data protection law targeting Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Skype and Yahoo for their alleged collaboration with the NSA’s Prism data collection program.
The student activist organisation is targeting t