Apple is set to spend $921 million on a second data center in Denmark run entirely on renewable energy. The news was relayed by the Danish government's Ministry of Climate Energy and confirmed in a statement to Reuters by Apple's Nordic director Erik Stannow.

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"We're thrilled to be expanding our data center operations in Denmark, and investing in new sources of clean power," Erik Stannow, Nordic manager for Apple, told Reuters in an email.

"The planned facility in Aabenraa, like all of our data centers, will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one, thanks to new clean energy sources we're adding," he said.

Apple said the new data center would begin operations in the second quarter of 2019 and would power its online services, including the likes of iMessage, Siri, Maps, and the App Store.

The data center is located in Aabenraa near the German border, which is a couple of hundred miles south of the data center the company has built just outside of Viborg, which is due to start operations later this year.

Apple said a planned data center in Athenry, Ireland, announced in 2015, had yet to begin construction and is awaiting judicial review. Apple faced multiple objections from local groups because of the planned facility's possibly harmful effects on the nearby wilderness. Originally it aimed to have the Irish data center up and running by early 2017.

(Thanks, Daniel!)

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mossy Avatar
56 months ago
Most of the locals want it built. It's just a couple of NIMBY types who don't, and it's not even in their back yard anyway.
The Irish State has designated Data centre areas that are located on the south east and along the east coast.
I have no idea why Apple wants to build in that particular location. They gave a pathetic excuse about being hundreds of miles away from a nuclear station. I guess it must be a station on the west coast of Wales or England. Still a BS excuse. Why not just build in one of the designated areas? They talk about the environment - but want to rip down and dig up Bat and Badger habitats.





and what it will look like (supposedly) when finished. The small bit of animal habitat will be gone. Of all the places in Ireland like? There is a boatload of land about the place - but they had to go for the only few trees in the area. SAD!!!

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justperry Avatar
56 months ago
How many (Apple) Data centres are there in Europe?
Wish *"all" my data will be stored in one of those since Americans can't touch it, like the NSA.
Also, there are new laws in the making in the EU which gives users the right on encryption and no
backdoors.

*All= The data I want to be online.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T'hain Esh Kelch Avatar
56 months ago
Yay, faster iCloud up- and downloads! ^_^

(Personally i find iCloud speeds quite good in practice, but faster is always better right?)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avieshek Avatar
56 months ago
15GB standard iCloud storage?

C'mon it's gonna be a trillion dollar company. Would like to switch over from Google Photos.
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Solomani Avatar
56 months ago
How many (Apple) Data centres are there in Europe?
Wish *"all" my data will be stored in one of those since Americans can't touch it, like the NSA.
Also, there are new laws in the making in the EU which gives users the right on encryption and no
backdoors.

*All= The data I want to be online.
Apple Data Centers in Europe: Impervious to US Government Snooping. Totally Vulnerable to European Union Extortionist Lawsuits.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hotgril Avatar
56 months ago
Wait, the linked article says $921M, not $291M. I was gonna say, $291M for a data center running entirely on renewable energy sounds super cheap.
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How many (Apple) Data centres are there in Europe?
Wish *"all" my data will be stored in one of those since Americans can't touch it, like the NSA.
Also, there are new laws in the making in the EU which gives users the right on encryption and no
backdoors.

*All= The data I want to be online.
I don't know if it's that simple since Apple is headquartered in the US.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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