Apple May Build Near New Facebook Server Farm
Apple is reportedly weighing an option to purchase 160 acres of land in Oregon, near Facebook's recently established server farm, for use as a data center. As reported on Digital Trends Oregon has become an increasingly popular location for such things, thanks in part to its mild weather and relatively low power costs.
"Apple‘s newly launched iCloud service doesn’t actually live in the clouds; it requires some serious data-grinding horsepower. The company has a facility in Maiden, N.C. and now there’s word that it’s looking at a second location, in Oregon, as efforts are made to further expand its data munching capabilities.
"The news comes from OregonLive, which reveals via “two people with direct knowledge of Apple’s plans” that the potential new data center would live in Prineville, roughly a quarter-mile south of a server farm that Facebook established there earlier this year. The report mentions that Oregon has become an increasingly popular location for such things, thanks in part to its 'mild weather and relatively low power costs.' The big draw, however, is tax breaks, as is often the case with such things."