First Phase of Apple's New Reno, Nevada Data Center Ready to Open

In the middle of 2012, it was reported that Apple was looking at investing up to $1 billion over 10 years to build a new data center and other facilities near Reno, Nevada. Today, AppleInsider reports that Apple's first small data center project in Reno appears ready to go online.

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The initial Reno facility is surround by black lamp posts outfitted with cameras, and is staffed with security personnel, although has only basic fencing in place. The simple initial structure is now apparently finished and, according to a person familiar with Apple's plans, is set to go online in the coming weeks.

It is possible that Apple started work on the initial building to serve as a testing center to help in planning the full deployment, including optimization of the site's connection with local power, water and data networks.

The company has 345 acres of land surrounding the building, nearly twice the area of its Prineville project, allowing for vast expansion of both data center buildings and supporting structures, including solar fields.

Apple has two other major data center projects in the works, with the 500,000 square foot Maiden, North Carolina center firmly established and powered by a massive field of solar panels. Construction at the 338,000 square foot Prineville, Oregon center is well underway.

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radiohead14 Avatar
147 months ago
it's actually a meth lab

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Ryth Avatar
147 months ago
Apple 52
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radiohead14 Avatar
147 months ago
It's hard to evade Google's gaze. ;)

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you just love to bring up google even when it's nowhere related to the original post huh?
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LagunaSol Avatar
147 months ago
Looks more like a military base. Just stuck out in the middle of no where?

It's hard to evade Google's gaze. ;)

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Daalseth Avatar
147 months ago
Looks more like a military base. Just stuck out in the middle of no where?
I have family near there (Carson City). It's not the middle of nowhere. EVERYWHERE in that part on Nevada looks like that.

Funny story about that. When this was announced my family said "Now you can get a job with Apple, move to Nevada, and be close to us". Hmmm... Let's see. Nevada or stay where I am on Vancouver Island. Trees, whales, seals, sea breeze, and wonderful scenery or...Nevada. Dust, sand, sagebrush, and rocks. Wow, tough call there. Sorry, but somehow I'm just not interested in moving. Even though it is Apple, no. Just no.
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Simmias Avatar
147 months ago
This is where they send people who opt out of iCloud.
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