Apple is expanding its Maiden, North Carolina data center again according to permits filed with Catawba County, reports The Hickory Daily Record. The plans say the additional data center building will cover 14,246 square feet with walls 25 feet tall, made of precast concrete wall panels along steel columns, similar to the "tactical" data center that was added in 2012.

maiden data center expansion overview

Photo of the facility from 2012, courtesy WIRED

Like the previous tactical data center, plans for the new one shows banks of computers in the main portion of it and 11 air units to cool it. Two more air units will supply the office and other occupied area of the data center.
Its security measures appear to be similar to that of the previous data center, including what’s called a man-trap door — one door closes before the second one opens.

Apple's facility in Maiden is enormous, with a 100-acre solar farm and a 500,000 square foot data center, with plans in place for a second. Apple also has data centers built or under construction in Prineville, Oregon and Reno, Nevada.

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jimthing Avatar
135 months ago
Video hosting capacity for the iTV?
As said before "iTV" is a brand that will never happen for Apple. Just the same as MS had to change from using "SkyDrive" to "OneDrive" recently because the brand name Sky is owned by the Murdoch corp British Sky Broadcasting (they use the "Sky" brand) in the UK and beyond, and offer internet services, hence the conflict. The same is true for the UK's Independent Television (they use the "iTV" brand) – guess what industry they're already in...
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FakeWozniak Avatar
135 months ago
A guy in another thread about the Campus 2 pointed out how these overhead shots look a lot like silicon chip photos. Now I can't stop looking for the FPU and L1 cache! :-)
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alent1234 Avatar
135 months ago
Video hosting capacity for the iTV?



You need a cdn for that
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Lymf Avatar
135 months ago
it's a pretty small addition compared to the main one... wonder what's the goal behind it...
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musika Avatar
135 months ago
Because it wasn't already big.
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