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Apple Abandons Plans to Build Second Data Center in Denmark

Tuesday June 11, 2019 8:27 am PDT by
In a surprise move, Apple today announced that it has abandoned its plans to build a second data center in Denmark. "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...

Apple Offers Rare Look Inside Mesa, Arizona Data Center

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:10 pm PDT by
Apple doesn't often allow people to visit its data centers, which are located across the country, but The Arizona Republic was recently given a tour of Apple's Mesa Arizona data center, formerly the site of GT Advanced. The Mesa Arizona facility spans 1.3 million square feet, with long, sparse hallways equipped with servers. Apple calls the Mesa site its "global data command" center, which...
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Apple Ditches Plans for $1 Billion Irish Data Center, Citing Approval Delays

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:57 am PDT by
Apple has ditched its plans to build a $1 billion data center in Ireland because of continual delays in the approval process chiefly brought about by planning appeals by local residents (via Reuters). Apple had been trying to get its $1 billion data center in County Galway, Ireland built for over three years, but has experienced pushback from individuals and organizations highlighting environm...
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Apple Plans Second Data Center for iCloud Services in China

Tuesday February 6, 2018 7:45 am PST by
Apple is planning to build a second data center in China, with an operation date set for 2020 and location in Ulanqab City, according to a report today by Xinhua Net (via Reuters). Located in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the second center is said to provide various iCloud services for users on the Chinese mainland. Plans are for the center to run on 100 percent renewable...

Apple Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Reno Warehouse With Visit From Apple CEO Tim Cook

Wednesday January 17, 2018 12:39 pm PST by
Apple today started construction on a new warehouse in downtown Reno, Nevada, with the site visited this afternoon by Apple CEO Tim Cook, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal. In a speech given at the groundbreaking of the warehouse, which is located near the company's Reno data center, Cook said the data center is a key component in...
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Apple's Irish Data Center Faces New Challenge as Residents Plan to Fight Back Against Court Approval [Updated]

Thursday October 19, 2017 6:11 am PDT by
Apple has been trying to get its $1 billion data center in County Galway, Ireland built for well over two years now, and last week the company finally won approval for construction by the Irish High Court. While it was expected that Apple would now move forward and begin planning for construction, two local residents have brought up a new legal challenge for the company. As reported by The...
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Apple Wins Approval for $1 Billion Data Center in Ireland

Thursday October 12, 2017 7:25 am PDT by
Apple has won approval to build a $1 billion data center in the west of Ireland, successfully fending off an environmental legal challenge brought by local residents (via Reuters). Ireland's High Court on Thursday ruled that the proposed data center in Galway county, planned by Apple since February 2015, could proceed despite locals' various environmental concerns for the area if Apple...
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Apple Confirms Plans to Build Data Center in Iowa, Contribute Up to $100M to Community Projects

Thursday August 24, 2017 11:29 am PDT by
Apple today announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot data center in Waukee, Iowa, which will provide backend infrastructure for the App Store, Siri, Apple Music, iMessage, and other Apple services in North America. Apple is investing $1.3 billion into the facility, which it says will create over 550 construction and operations jobs in the Des Moines area."Apple is responsible for 2...

Apple to Build New Data Center in Iowa [Updated]

Wednesday August 23, 2017 9:33 am PDT by
Apple is planning to build a new data center in Waukee, Iowa, according to a meeting agenda published by the Iowa Economic Development Authority Board and shared by The Des Moines Register. At a meeting that will take place Thursday morning, the board plans to review Apple's application for investment in the city and will "consider an undisclosed amount of incentives" to encourage Apple to...
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Some Supporters of Apple's Irish Data Center Have 'Totally Lost Hope' as Final Verdict Again Delayed

Friday July 28, 2017 5:18 am PDT by
One year ago, Apple began a staunch defense of its proposed data center in Galway County, Ireland, as a group of locals attempted to derail construction by reciting various environmental concerns for the area if Apple successfully built the facility. The delayed data center was supposed to be met with a decision this week, but now The Irish Times is reporting that a final verdict has been...
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Apple to Build Second Data Center in Denmark

Monday July 10, 2017 3:12 am PDT by
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. "We're thrilled to be expanding our data center operations in Denmark, and investing in new sources of clean power," Erik Stannow,...

Apple to Use Repurposed Mesa, Arizona Factory to Manufacture Data Center Cabinets

Monday January 9, 2017 11:04 am PST by
Apple wants to use GT Advanced's former sapphire plant to produce hardware that will be used within its U.S. data centers, according to a notification published by the Federal Register and shared by Business Insider. Apple is seeking approval from the Foreign-Trade Zones Board to create "finished products and foreign status materials/components" in the factory. Specifically, Apple wants to...
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Apple's Oft-Delayed Irish Data Center Now on Fast Track to Begin Construction Within Six Months

Monday November 7, 2016 5:07 am PST by
Last week, a new legal challenge arose for Apple's massive data center in Galway County, Ireland at the hands of three individuals in the nearby town of Athenry, who filed official complaints against the data center with the Galway County Council, local planning body An Bord Pleanála, and even the High Court. Today, the Irish High Court has ruled in Apple's favor and pledged to fast-track...
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Apple's Irish Data Center Facing New Legal Challenges as Locals Plan March in Support

Friday November 4, 2016 5:19 am PDT by
It's been three months since Apple finally gained approval to build its massive data center just outside of Athenry in Galway County, Ireland, and now "a small handful of locals" have been reported as working to derail Apple's data center project since the company got approval in August. The residents have filed complaints with Galway County Council, local planning body An Bord Pleanála, and...
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Apple's Second European Data Center Prepares for 2017 Opening in Foulum, Denmark

Monday October 3, 2016 8:00 am PDT by
Earlier in the year, Apple announced that it would be spending $2 billion on two new data centers in Europe, with one located in Ireland and another in Denmark. New information has emerged today regarding the second data center in Denmark, which will be located in Foulum (via The Copenhagen Post). Foulum is a small town outside of Viborg -- a larger a city in central Jutland, Denmark -- where ...
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Apple Gets Approval for Irish Data Center Construction After Months of Objections

Friday August 12, 2016 6:04 am PDT by
Following months of being repeatedly blocked by independent planning body An Bord Pleanála, Apple has finally been granted the go-ahead to build its massive data center in Galway County, Ireland (via Business Insider). The Irish planning board reversed course on its earlier oppositions to the data center, "despite opposition from a number of individuals and local businesses," giving Apple...
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New Objections to Apple's Irish Data Center Focus on Proximity to Nuclear Power Plants

Wednesday June 1, 2016 5:06 am PDT by
Apple continues to defend its proposed data center in Galway County, Ireland, during an oral hearing brought together from an appeal by independent planning body An Bord Pleanála. This time, those against the company's site in Derrydonnell Forest argued that it is planning to build in a location that's too close to a local nuclear power plant (via Business Insider). Oscar Gonzalez, who works...
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Apple Defends 15-Year Development Plan for Irish Data Center Amidst Environmental Concerns

Friday May 27, 2016 6:25 am PDT by
Over a year after announcing its plan to spend $2 billion on new data centers in Ireland and Denmark, Apple is now defending its decision for the former location amidst rising concern that its state-of-the-art facilities will have negative effects on local animal populations, and could lead to potential flooding concerns on a neighboring golf course (via Business Insider). Irish planning body...

Apple Planning to Build Second Data Center in Reno

Tuesday January 5, 2016 12:41 pm PST by
Apple is planning to further expand at its Reno, Nevada data center site, reports the Reno Gazette-Journal, citing a recent permit Apple filed with Washoe County. Apple has requested permission to build a new data center adjacent to its exiting data center. Over the past several years, Apple has expanded at the site of its original data center several times to add on new buildings, but its...
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Apple Planning Major Expansion of Oregon Data Center

Wednesday April 8, 2015 7:33 am PDT by
Apple is planning a large-scale expansion of its Prineville, Oregon data center, according to The Oregonian. The report claims Apple is likely to expand upon its current 338,000-square-foot data center with a matching facility and massive solar array this year, after Oregon governor Kate Brown signed a tax bill last week that will exempt Apple and other tech companies from facing millions of...