Apple said to expand global presence with new data center in Curacao

“A Dutch news report spotted by AmongTech claims that the Unique Infrastructure Group is building a new data center on Curacao for Apple,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “According to the report, the facility is already almost completed, but the original company behind it went bankrupt and was taken over by UIG.”

“UIG is now said to be completing work on the facility, which will reportedly be used by Apple,” Hughes reports. “While it’s unknown what Apple would use the facility for, the company’s iCloud and iTunes digital operations are likely candidates.”

Hughes reports, “After building major data center operations in the U.S, including massive facilities on both the east and west coast, Apple now appears to be expanding its operations internationally.”

Read more in the full article here.

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

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    1. Yes, instead of spending most of their time in an echo chamber of media rumours! — Far more productive, one would think, for them to report on global business matters. — Billion-dollar server farms can’t be all that cagily hidden, as in Where’s Wally?

  1. No mention of a solar panel array at an Apple data center located near the equator. Hmmm. 

    Perhaps the hurricanes prevent it, or a local utility company is cutting Apple a break. Or perhaps it’s not Apple’s data center.

  2. Is it possible that Curaçao has such solid data links with the rest of the world?? After all, it is a rather tiny island just off Venezuelan coast (but belongs to the Netherlands), so I’m curious what possible advantage it might have in order to get such a piece of IT infrastructure?

      1. Technically it is a country, but it is a part of the Dutch kingdom. They may be sovereign, but they don’t have diplomatic representation anywhere in the world (by themselves). Perhaps in a way like the native American tribes in the US.

        I’m still wondering what is the advantage of this little island for the IT.

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