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?
You might have heard the news that Apple has built a massive 500,000 sq. ft. data center located in Maiden, North Carolina, and could be getting ready to expand it to double its current size. Apple is getting ready to push a lot of data down the pipes.
Apple isn't disclosing details about its Maiden, N.C., data center operations, except at the 30,000-foot level, so it's unknown exactly what temperatures it's operating at. But it is possible to estimate a range.
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.
Facebook is just about ready to finish construction on its 476,000-square-foot data center in Altoona, Iowa. Even before this new facility goes online, though, the company today announced that it plans to build a second data center right next to it. Read More