Apple Confirms It Has Plans For Another New Data Center In Oregon

Apple Confirms It Has Plans For Another New Data Center In Oregon

Apple will join Facebook's data center (above) in Prineville, Oregon.

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.

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  • markstfreak

    I know absolutely nothing about infrastructure, but doesn’t this create a bottleneck in the area with so many huge companies? Is this area another Silicon Valley type thing with lots of tech people in the area? I would bet Internet bandwidth would really suck around there.

  • baby_Twitty

    Contrary to your worries,  I’m pretty sure they have put in place miles of ultra-fat data pipelines. And as a spin-off, folks living around that area are in for some lightning fast internet speed.

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