Just days after confirming its plans for its data center in North Carolina, Apple has confirmed that it is gearing up to build another one in Prineville, Oregon, neighboring rivals like Amazon, Google, and Facebook. The Cupertino company purchased the 160-acre lot for $5.6 million from Crook County.
KTVZ.com received confirmation from an Apple spokeswoman, but there was little she could reveal about the company’s plans:
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed Tuesday that “we purchased the land and it’s for a data center,” but could not speak to details beyond that, other than to say it will be a “green” facility.
Apple’s plans to build another mammoth data center in Oregon were first reported back in December, when it was revealed that the company was in talks to secure the land. It recently invested over $1 billion in its North Carolina facility, which will handle services like iCloud.