Apple is said to be quickly building another new data center in Silicon Valley in addition to the new North Carolina facility already set to open soon.
Apple’s new California server space will be housed in a third-party facility, and will be smaller than the massive Maiden, N.C., facility, Data Center Knowledge reported Wednesday. Instead, Apple’s new expansion, expected to go online later this year, will be just 11,000 square feet devoted to data center space, compared to the 184,000 square feet in North Carolina.
“This approach is attractive for companies that need to deploy additional data center space quickly, as wholesale space can be delivered more rapidly than building a new data center,”
Apple’s rush to add more capacity is said to be linked to the potential launch of its new cloud-based music service.Stay tuned with us for more breaking news. You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and check out our RSS for quick reference.