Apple is set to further build upon its data center in Reno, Nevada according to a report out of the Reno Gazette-Journal. Apple has been building upon its Reno data center for a while now, but the company has recently filed a permit with the county requesting permission to construct a new data center adjacent to the existing one.
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The report claims that Apple will build the second data center under the codename “Project Huckleberry.” The new data center will reportedly be several new clusters of data centers, as well as a support building. This is similar to the existing to the similar set up in Reno, which is codenamed “Project Mills.”
A senior planner for Washoe County told the Reno Gazette-Journal that Project Huckleberry will be similar to Project Mills. “It’s a whole different set of buildings but it looks like it is going to be essentially the same design as Project Mills, only turned perpendicularly to the east,” Trevor Lloyd told the news organization.
Apple has yet to complete construction of its Project Mills data center as it keeps expanding, although it is operational. The company has invested more than $1 billion into the center. Project Mills consists 14 building combining for over 412,00 square feet of space. The center is responsible for Apple’s cloud services like iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store.
Apple hopes to be granted the permit for Project Huckleberry by the end of this month. It makes sense for Apple to continue building at the same site for data expansions, as uprooting its structure would undoubtedly be time and money consuming.