Apple has already begun building and expanding its Maiden, North Carolina data site and according to new plans sent by Apple to Catawba County, the Cupertino-based company plans to add another 21,030-square-foot data center to it. According to the plans, Apple is planning to build a new $1.9 million data center that will house 11 rooms, t-boned to the existing 500,000-square-foot data center that’s already on the site reports Winston Salem Journal. It will definitely be much smaller than the huge data center that is believed to power iCloud, having only two air conditioners, five fans, six electric unit heaters, one electric duct heat louvers and ductwork, 14 humidifiers, and only one unisex bathroom. My guess is that there are a ton of other additions coming to the site as well.
Along with its data center in North Carolina, Apple has also begun constructing data centers in Reno, Nevada and Prineville, Oregon to house the large amount of data that the company deals with. All of the centers are said to be built with the environment in mind, as the 20-megawatt solar farm that is set to power the North Carolina center is powered by trash from a local landfill. The data centers also create a sizable amount of jobs. [Winston Salem Journal via Engadget]
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