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
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
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
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
It’s a sad day for the data center industry. Olivier Sanche, an industry veteran who most recently headed the data center team at Apple, passed away on Thursday. Read More
We’ve written often about the progress of Apple’s new facility in North Carolina, and have compiled this information into the Apple Data Center FAQ (or “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Apple’s Data Centers”). Read More
A new aerial video shows the completed Apple data center in Maiden, North Carolina, and may offer support for rumors that the company will build a second facility at the site. Read More
One of the major benefits cited for building data centers in rural areas is the lower cost of land. But Apple reportedly wound up paying a local couple $1.7 million for a 1-acre tract adjacent to its new data center project in Maiden, North Carolina. Read More
Apple will live stream today’s highly-anticipated new product announcements, reportedly to load-test the capabilities of its new 500,000 square foot data center in North Carolina. Read More
What’s inside Apple’s new data center in North Carolina? Job postings provide some details about the hardware and software that will be powering the new iDataCenter, much of which is provided by companies other than Apple. Read More
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