Apple is planning to build its new data center on 160-acres of land in Prineville, Oregon to meet its demanding requirements it has been facing lately.
Oregon Live reports :-
The world’s largest tech company is nearing a decision on whether to build a large data center in Prineville, a quarter mile south of the Facebook server farm that opened earlier this year, according to two people with direct knowledge of Apple’s plans.
Apple also recently opened their data center for iCloud in North Carolina which costed the company $1 billion to build and also Apple is looking to power up that data center by making a solar farm on 174 acres of land to meet electricity needs.
Apple’s new services like iCloud, iTunes Match and Siri are demanding much server usage due to which endeavors like these are taking place. Judging by the rapid popularity of these services they are much likely to progress with time which will broaden the need for more data centers in future.
Apple estimates that this data center would require around a whooping 31-megawatts of power which is enough to power nearly 22,000 houses. Facebook also have their data centers in the city which begs the question that if more data centers will be any worth for the city considering they all consume much power, occupies much land and create very less jobs.
According to sources, the Cupertino company has a month to solve out the riddle of whether building a new data center in this city is the best choice or not.