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The iDataCenter and the Eye in the Sky

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The web was awash in conspiracy theories Wednesday after the new Apple data center in Maiden, North Carolina “suddenly” appeared on satellite imagery from Google Maps. Were there cahoots between the two companies? It doesn’t look that way. Are there facilities that are “stealthed” on Google Maps? Yep. Read More

Apple Adding Data Center in Silicon Valley

Apple is expanding its Internet infrastructure with a new data center in Silicon Valley, as it prepares to bring additional server and storage capacity online later this year. The new server space provides additional data center capacity at a time when Apple is rumored to be preparing a cloud computing service. Read More

Rumor Patrol: More Apple Data Centers?

Analysts at Jeffries & Co. are now predicting that Apple will build additional data centers in the U.S. and Europe to support a global streaming video service to compete with Netfix and YouTube. Does the speculation add up? Read More

Report: Apple Buying Boatloads of Storage

Apple has bought storage equipment from Isilon Systems that can support 12 petabytes of scale-out storage, according to a report in a storage industry publication. The report has sparked a new flurry of speculation about Apple’s plans for its North Carolina data center. Read More

After Delays, iDataCenter Set for Spring Debut

The huge new Apple data center in North Carolina has apparently hit some delays but will open this spring, the company said yesterday at its annual meeting. Apple also reaffirmed that the facility in Maiden, N.C. will support its iTunes and MobileMe services. Read More

MobileMe: Cloudy Front End for the iDataCenter?

Apple may retool its MobileMe service as a free “cloud locker” to store music, videos and photos, according to the Wall Street Journal. Is this service the driving force behind Apple’s construction of a massive data center in North Carolina? Read More

Memorial for Olivier Sanche

A memorial service has been scheduled for Olivier Sanche, the director of data centers at Apple, who passed away suddenly in November. His friends have set up a memorial to fund the education of Oliver’s daughter. Read More

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