Sorry, but when the Charlotte Observer reported that Apple was planning to build a solar farm across from their massive North Carolina data center, that's the headline that popped into mind.
Permits issued by Catawba County show that the Cupertino, Calif., company has been approved to reshape the slope of some of the 171 acres of vacant land it owns on Startown Road, opposite the data center, in preparation of building a solar farm.
The new Apple data center located in Maiden, North Carolina, is expected to begin its operations “any day now” according to local officials. Amidst Apple getting ready to begin production inside the massive 500,000 sq. ft. data center, rumors have been milling around the internet stating that Apple plans on doubling the size of its already massive data center.
A local realtor, Bill Wagenseller, posted an aerial video of Apple’s facility had these comments to share:
Remember that $2 billion world-class data center Apple is building in North Carolina, the one that could be mean iTunes.com or a super MobileMe or only-Jobs-knows-what? Well here's some video purporting to show it from the sky (if not show it looking like SkyNet!)
Check it out after the break and let us know what you think is going on inside those massive, machine-filled walls!
Apple is building a huge, billion dollar data center in North Carolina. However, no one outside Cupertino knows exactly what it's going to be used for (insert Skynet, Matrix, App Store review AI jokes here). That doesn't mean people aren't theorizing, however, including Rich Miller is editor of Data Center Knowledge, who calls the facility "big-a$$":
Remember that exonormous server farm Apple was considering building in North Carolina? Apple Insider (via the AP) says that's it's a go. Apple has the money, the technology, and now... the tax breaks. So the only unknown that remains is...
What the frapple are they going to do with a hub that huge?!