Apple building new data center in Silicon Valley

“Apple is expanding its Internet infrastructure with a new data center in Silicon Valley, as it prepares to bring additional server and storage capacity online later this year. The new server space, housed in a third-party facility, will be smaller than the huge iDataCenter that Apple has built in North Carolina,” Rich Miller reports for Data Center Knowledge.

“The new data center will provide additional IT capacity at a time when Apple is rumored to be developing new cloud computing services delivering streaming media, which could include music, video and file storage. Apple has reportedly acquired the domain name for use with a new service,” Miller reports. “In April, Apple signed a seven-year lease for 2.28 megawatts of critical power load in a new data center being built in Santa Clara, Calif. by DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), a leading developer of wholesale data center space. The lease is scheduled to commence in the third quarter (July to September), when the building opens.”

Miller reports, “DuPont Fabros disclosed the Santa Clara lease in its first quarter earnings, but did not reveal the name of the tenant, which is consistent with its policies. In a conference call with analysts, company executives described the tenant as a ‘Fortune 50 technology company with excellent credit.’ Multiple industry sources have since confirmed that the tenant is Apple.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. The other shoe just dropped.

    when building data centers, you always build them in pairs. That way if one goes down, the you have a back up center to keep information safe and alive. The NC datacenter was only half the story. This still needs to come up fully before the whole story is out.

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