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Apple Is Expanding Its ‘Big-Ass’ North Carolina Data Center Again

(Credit: Engadget)

(Credit: Engadget)

Apple’s already “big-ass” North Carolina data center is about to get even bigger.

Based on an erosion permit filed with Catawba County on Wednesday, Apple is looking to build an additional structure onto the side of its existing already enormous complex. Made of precast concrete wall panels, along with steel columns, this add-on is set to add 14,246 square feet, and be around 25 ft tall.

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Second Apple Data Center Planned For North Carolina Site

Second Apple Data Center Planned For North Carolina Site

According to new plans filed with Catawba County, Apple is building a second data center near an already begun facility in Maiden, North Carolina.

The planned 21,030-square-foot data center will store server clusters, with a total cost of the 11-room building targeted at a little over $1.8 million. The permits filed include the installation of 22 air conditioners, five fans, 14 humidifiers, six electric heaters and heating ducts.

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Here’s How North Carolina Almost Lost Apple’s Data Center Contract

Here’s How North Carolina Almost Lost Apple’s Data Center Contract

Bird’s-eye view of Apple’s NC data center.

By now, you’ve probably heard that Apple has a large data center in North Carolina which powers much of the iCloud ecosystem that Apple debuted in 2011. What you may not know, though, is that the small town of Maiden, North Carolina almost lost the contract with Apple. Thanks to GigaOm, we now know how it all went down.

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Environmental Protestors Block Trains Full Of Coal Meant To Power Apple’s iCloud Data Center

Environmental Protestors Block Trains Full Of Coal Meant To Power Apple’s iCloud Data Center

Environmental protesters block coal trains meant to power Apple's Maiden, NC data facility.

Greenpeace likes to target Apple every year or so to keep them environmentally honest, and lately, the environmental access group has been going after Apple’s giant data supercenter in Maiden, North Carolina, claiming that it helps make iCloud one of the dirtiest things on the planet.

What Greenpeace is upset about is how much of the data center’s power comes from non-renewable resources, particularly coal. And they don’t think that Apple’s going far enough with its plans for solar energy plans.

Now the protests are getting real, with seven Greenpeace activists blocking train tracks used by Duke Energy and Apple use to ship coal.

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Greenpeace: The iCloud Is One Of the Dirtiest Things On The Internet

Greenpeace: The iCloud Is One Of the Dirtiest Things On The Internet

Apple has been increasingly interested in powering its operations with that happy old sun, working on a 20-megawatt solar farm coupled with a 5-megawatt fuel cell facility at its data supercenter in Maiden, North Carolina. But that’s not nearly good enough, according to Greenpeace. In fact, the environmental activist group has gone so far as to call Apple out for using “asthma-inducing, climate-destroying coal” which makes the iCloud “the dirtiest thing on the internet.”

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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.

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$16,000 Worth Of iPhones Stolen From Apple Store In Charlotte By Employee

$16,000 Worth Of iPhones Stolen From Apple Store In Charlotte By Employee

25 iPhones worth over $16,000 have been stolen from an Apple Store in Northlake Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina. Unlike the familiar attacks in which thieves smash in Apple’s trademark glass doors, the suspect in this case was an Apple store employee and had easy access to the store’s stock room.

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Apple Reveals Solar Energy Plans For North Carolina Data Center

Apple Reveals Solar Energy Plans For North Carolina Data Center

Nestled in Maiden, North Carolina is a 500,000 square-foot data center for Apple’s iCloud services and Siri. The company published its 2012 Environmental Update today with new details about the upcoming solar farm and fuel cell facility that will power the billion dollar data center.

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Despite Huge Unemployment Rate, Apple’s $1 Billion Data Super Center Only Created 50 New Jobs

Despite Huge Unemployment Rate, Apple’s $1 Billion Data Super Center Only Created 50 New Jobs

It’s probably good that Apple is in the gadget creation business and not jobs. Turns out, the $1 billion data center the tech giant built down in North Carolina created just 50 full-time local jobs, working out to around $200,000 per spot. Although iCloud and other services likely to come from the site have plenty of tech fans, you won’t find too many “I Love Apple” bumper stickers in a town with double-digit unemployment.

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iCloud Solar Farm And Spaceship HQ Could Push Apple Costs To $8B

iCloud Solar Farm And Spaceship HQ Could Push Apple Costs To $8B

Photo: Chandra Marsono

Apple’s massive new solar farm and their next-gen spaceship campus will boost the tech giant’s 2012 expense to $8 billion — a 73% hike over this year, one analyst told investors Monday.

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