In a surprise move, Apple today announced that it has abandoned its plans to build a second data center in Denmark.

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"As we near completion of our new Viborg data center in central Jutland, Denmark, we've decided to focus on growing that site instead of building an additional data center in Aabanraa," an Apple spokesperson told Reuters today.

In July 2017, Apple announced that it planned to spend nearly $1 billion on a data center just outside of Aabenraa, a small town in Denmark near the German border. As with Apple's other data centers, the Aabenraa facility was expected to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, including wind and biomass.

Aabenraa officials described the news as "completely unexpected," noting that Apple informed them of its decision with a "short phone call" today. The municipality said it will assist Apple with selling the 285-hectare property.

The first phase of construction of Apple's other data center in Denmark, near Viborg, is expected to be completed later this year.

Top Rated Comments

LoveToMacRumors Avatar
64 months ago
They just have to sell a few Mac pro stand and they will have enough
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boccabella Avatar
64 months ago
Guess they found out they’d have to actually pay their workers in Denmark.
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justperry Avatar
64 months ago
^Snarky comments...Ugh

Sounds like it would be much cheaper to do so, why built 2 datacenters while you could have one bigger plant.
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JoEw Avatar
64 months ago
Since Apple utilizes Amazon's servers for much of their cloud service, I wonder what all the Apple-built data centers are used for? Is Apple hoping eventually to move all their cloud services in-house?
Cloud infrastructure is very expensive for the majority of companies to bring in house but given Apple’s size it makes zero sense for them to write giant checks to AWS & Google for marked up cloud infrastructure.
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Unity451 Avatar
64 months ago
It's too costly...
They've got $1 billion in 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display inventory that they're currently sitting on.
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JLL Avatar
64 months ago
Guess they found out they’d have to actually pay their workers in Denmark.
Why do you think they don’t pay?

In a statement today the said that they would expand the data center in Viborg rather than build at a new location.
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Since Apple utilizes Amazon's servers for much of their cloud service, I wonder what all the Apple-built data centers are used for
To stop paying Amazon, Google and Microsoft.
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