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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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First Phase of Apple's New Reno, Nevada Data Center Ready to Open




In the middle of 2012, it was reported that Apple was looking at investing up to $1 billion over 10 years to build a new data center and other facilities near Reno, Nevada. Today, AppleInsider reports that Apple's first small data center project in Reno appears ready to go online.

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The initial Reno facility is surround by black lamp posts outfitted with cameras, and is staffed with security personnel, although has only basic fencing in place. The simple initial structure is now apparently finished and, according to a person familiar with Apple's plans, is set to go online in the coming weeks.

It is possible that Apple started work on the initial building to serve as a testing center to help in planning the full deployment, including optimization of the site's connection with local power, water and data networks.

The company has 345 acres of land surrounding the building, nearly twice the area of its Prineville project, allowing for vast expansion of both data center buildings and supporting structures, including solar fields.
Apple has two other major data center projects in the works, with the 500,000 square foot Maiden, North Carolina center firmly established and powered by a massive field of solar panels. Construction at the 338,000 square foot Prineville, Oregon center is well underway.

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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:16 AM   #2
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Looks more like a military base. Just stuck out in the middle of no where?
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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that's like 2 or 3 data centers for apple now

wow, just wow
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:17 AM   #4
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looks....exciting.

this is just a mockup, the real one is already built somewhere under the pacific ocean
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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It's not a particularly attractive area of countryside is it?
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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That looks ultra sketchy...
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:21 AM   #8
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I'm starting to wonder if there are any planned data centres around the rest of the world. Europe, Asia, South America for instance.

Would make the speeds of icloud n suchlike a lot more acceptable to people in those parts.

I don't particularly have any problems myself, but then again I'm not really using those services in a particularly hardcore fashion, I rarely use maps, sometimes use my .me email, don't store any documents in the cloud. Etcetc.

But I can imagine speeds being quite variable in some instances, as such getting frustrating quite easily
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Looks more like a military base. Just stuck out in the middle of no where?
I have family near there (Carson City). It's not the middle of nowhere. EVERYWHERE in that part on Nevada looks like that.

Funny story about that. When this was announced my family said "Now you can get a job with Apple, move to Nevada, and be close to us". Hmmm... Let's see. Nevada or stay where I am on Vancouver Island. Trees, whales, seals, sea breeze, and wonderful scenery or...Nevada. Dust, sand, sagebrush, and rocks. Wow, tough call there. Sorry, but somehow I'm just not interested in moving. Even though it is Apple, no. Just no.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 10:22 AM   #10
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Is in the middle of a desert? Sounds a bit counterproductive if it is.
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I'm starting to wonder if there are any planned data centres around the rest of the world. Europe, Asia, South America for instance.

Would make the speeds of icloud n suchlike a lot more acceptable to people in those parts.

I don't particularly have any problems myself, but then again I'm not really using those services in a particularly hardcore fashion, I rarely use maps, sometimes use my .me email, don't store any documents in the cloud. Etcetc.

But I can imagine speeds being quite variable in some instances, as such getting frustrating quite easily
icloud is already outsourced to microsoft and amazon, so no need. apple has the master data and Amazon/MS host the copies that the users see
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I have family near there (Carson City). It's not the middle of nowhere. EVERYWHERE in that part on Nevada looks like that.

Funny story about that. When this was announced my family said "Now you can get a job with Apple, move to Nevada, and be close to us". Hmmm... Let's see. Nevada or stay where I am on Vancouver Island. Trees, whales, seals, sea breeze, and wonderful scenery or...Nevada. Dust, sand, sagebrush, and rocks. Wow, tough call there. Sorry, but somehow I'm just not interested in moving. Even though it is Apple, no. Just no.
I know I'm pretty boring, but I love that dust...sand...and rocks!
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Looks more like a military base. Just stuck out in the middle of no where?
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The building is so NOT Apple!
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for a better icloud service...hope so.
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Is in the middle of a desert? Sounds a bit counterproductive if it is.
Desert=sun=solar power=good
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When cooling is such an issue I don't understand the location?
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Oooo its a shed... But thats what all construction sites start like, more likely its mostly storage and staff facilities at the moment and the actual DC work is to come. Wonder how they keep all the sand out of places like that, must be a nightmare.
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And then, just as suddenly, the building and fences will disappear one night, leaving no clue as to their purpose.
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Nevada, somehow this rings a bell...
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Desert=sun=solar power=good
But also higher cooling costs no?

Desert seems like a counter intuitive location.
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I thought somehow, it was going to be a lot bigger than that!

But at least it runs off 100% renewable energy, right? Like a couple rechargeable 'D' batteries?
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