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25 02.11

Apple is opening a 500,000 square foot data center in the middle of nowhere.

Apple has been working on a massive data center with an eye towards improving their cloud computing offerings. It really highlights the way the physical and the ethereal interact on the Internet. Apple has to build this massive data center in order to offer the services that Internet users take for granted every day. In addition, as several of the comments point out, this data center is going to use massive amounts of electricity, and require it’s own fiber optic cable to connect to the current fiber backbone of the Internet.

Reposted from Ars Technica.

Read the article: Apple is opening a 500,000 square foot data center in the middle of nowhere.

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