Apple Coming to Reno
06/26/2012 5 Comments
Wired News has the story:
Apple is looking to expand its data center empire with a new computing facility just outside of Reno, Nevada.
On Tuesday, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Apple is planning to build a data center east of Sparks, Nevada as part of a project that would see the company pump $1 billion into the state’s economy over the next 10 years.
Alongside the other giants of the web — including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft — Apple is now building its own computing facilities in an effort to keep up with rising internet traffic — and cut down on costs. Like the company’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina and the facility it’s currently building in Prineville, Oregon, its Nevada data center would house Apple’s various online services, such as the iTunes Store, the App Store, and its iCloud data storage and syncing services.
Now, my question is why not California? Oh, unreliable alternative energy power, with costs going through through the roof!