Apple has announced that it will be building a brand new, $1.3 billion data center in Iowa. The 400,000-square-foot facility will be located in Waukee, Iowa, and will run completely on renewable energy.
From Apple (opens in new tab):
Apple will be working with local companies for the data center's green energy needs. The company plans to begin construction in early 2018 and bring the facility online in 2020.
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Nice! Maybe I’ll even get to work on it.....🤞🏼
iCloud on US soil?!?!
I have spent about 6 years of my IT career working in several data centers. Majority of my time was at Amazon at US-West-2. Lots of data centers will be popping up in Iowa now. Amazon has their foot print there already.
Why did Apple (and others) pick Iowa? Have any idea?
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