Apple buys 107,000-square-foot data center in Newark

“Ever-expanding Apple Computer Inc. has acquired an impressively equipped but never-used data center in Newark for an estimated $45 million to $50 million. The 107,000-square-foot facility, originally conceived for communications company MCI WorldCom before getting mothballed after its 2001 completion, is along Eureka Drive on Newark’s western fringe,” Brad Berton reports for The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. “Data centers generally house computing, data-storage and networking equipment assisting in Web-based services and transactions. The most elaborate ‘Tier IV’ centers such as the Newark facility have the highest levels of redundancy and security, and can cost upwards of $1,200 per square foot to erect and equip. Cupertino-based Apple, which declined to discuss its facilities, is thought to have paid in the vicinity of $450 per foot.”

Full article here.

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  1. Perhaps Apple’s ties with the mob is finally coming to fruition. I suspect Mr. Big and his gang are planning to “over-gold” the streets as much as possible.

    “How does he go to the bathroom will all that sh#t on him?!”

  2. With over a billion iTunes served I’d say Apple is gearing up to pump out a lot more “data”.

    And for all the pundits who keep blabbering the same old tired story of “Apple doesn’t make any money selling iTunes”, you guys are very mistaken!

  3. ROB DUNFORD wrote on Feb 27, 06 – 10:56 am:

    Isn’t Newark chosen for it’s proximity to those huge transatlantic data links?


    Possibly, but I was thinking this purchase was in Newark, California. I could be wrong.

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