Apple is planning another expansion for its data center facilities in Reno with the Reno Gazette-Journal reporting the company recently submitted plans for additional data center buildings. The expansion brings the total number of buildings on Apple’s site up to nine:
Apple submitted permit applications for two additional data cluster buildings as it ramps up yet another phase of development for the site. The new facilities will bring the number of data cluster buildings at the Apple campus to eight, including the initial 20,000 square-foot rapid deployment module that went live earlier this year as part of “Phase 1” development. Apple also completed an administrative building a few months ago as part of the data center’s second phase of development, which is expected to wrap up by the end of summer as the location transitions to its third phase.
While Apple’s main site continues to grow, the report also notes that plans for a downtown Reno location— required for Apple to receive around $80m in tax breaks— haven’t progressed.
Apple has plenty of space to keep expanding at its main Technology Park campus, however. “By accounting for 345 acres of the technology park’s 2,200 acres, Apple has ample room to keep growing its data center.”
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The photo is of construction of the Maiden, NC data enter several years ago, _not_ Reno, NV
Yeah, kind of confusing.
Also kind of sad that we can identify Apple’s data centers just by looking at them.
Such things are cold illustration, and as such, might relate to topic and not necessary the location of the article itself
“called” not “cold”
Hopefully, these expansions eventually lead to more reliable and greatly improved cloud based experiences for users. Especially since so many services (Siri, iCloud apps, iMessage) rely on Apple’s servers to function, perhaps these expansions and data centers will improve the speed, accuracy and dependability of these services.