Apple said to plan $2.7 billon European data center in The Netherlands

Phoneclub says that Apple’s rumored plan to build a new data center in Holland are now focusing on the town of Eemshaven,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.

“Eemshaven is an ideal location due to the high-speed transatlantic fiber optic cable link to the USA,” Lovejoy reports. “Google already has a 10,000 square meter data center in the town, and it is believed that Apple has already been granted outline planning permission for its own center.”

Lovejoy reports, “The center is expected to create between 150 and 200 new jobs.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Attribution: Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Gideon R.” for the heads up.]


  1. That’s definitely what Apple should be doing with its overseas cash reserve. Multiple data centers all over Europe and Asia would be a smart thing to do. The possibility of selling cloud services is smarter than just letting the unused cash collect low bank interest.

    Apple could easily afford ($400 million) to lay and maintain its own trans-Atlantic cable if it wanted to. There’s almost nothing that Apple can’t afford to do and that’s the reason I don’t understand why Apple is considered a doomed company.

  2. They must have tripped over this site. Know one is looking for the Apple server farms beyond the 5 Apple openly shared with everyone. This is an outrage! Positive reporting on the massive server foot print Apple is laying out on every continent. Everyone, put your head back in the sand where it was before.

  3. That woul be great. It would reduce latecy for all services used by europeans, and the NSA could’t listen to everything so easily. Very wise use of their cash they keep outside the US.

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