Apple’s Most Expensive Acre

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

Tech Titans in Buying Mode

It’s hard to miss the signs of confidence in recent investments by major technology companies, including tech titans Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) , HP (HPQ) and Intel (INTC). Read More

Where Apple’s ‘Secret Cloud’ Will Live


Reports of Apple’s “Secret Cloud Strategy” aren’t such a secret to data center watchers. Apple is already busy building its ginormous cloud data center in Maiden, North Carolina. Here’s more background on the iDataCenter. Read More

Is iTunes 'Reboot' Driving iDataCenter Project?

Speculation that Apple will shift iTunes to a web-based streaming delivery model woulkd explain the scope of the massive iDataCenter project in North Carolina, where the company is building a 500,000 square foot facility. Are there more to come? Read More