“Apple filed a permit with Washoe County to build a new cluster of facilities adjacent to its original ‘Project Mills’ site that it is dubbing ‘Project Huckleberry,'” Jason Hidalgo reports for USA Today.
“Although previous activity at the site involved expanding on the original campus, permitting information indicates that Huckleberry involves the construction of a new data center,” Hidalgo reports. “Initial construction for the project will involve a new full shell, several data center clusters as well as a support building.”
“The permit application follows continued activity at the Reno Technology Park site just east of Reno-Sparks since the Apple data center deal was approved in 2012 — which included an $89 million tax abatement,” Hidalgo reports. “Prior to the filing for Project Huckleberry, the data facility was shaping up to have 14 buildings with a total size of 412,000 square feet, according to Trevor Lloyd, senior planner for Washoe County Planning and Development’s Community Services. Most recently, Apple submitted a permit for a new substation to support further development. The site is practically at capacity and will require more power to support new development, according to Lloyd.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple has the wherewithal to become a leader in cloud services. With recent database acquisitions and continued data center builds and expansions, Apple could really put some distance between their platforms and the others. Already, Continuity and Handoff make other platforms seem second-rate at best. Anyone who has a Mac, an iPhone, an iPad, and an Apple Watch is already so far ahead of the rest of the world that it’s getting to be ridiculous!
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