First Phase of Apple's New Reno, Nevada Data Center Ready to Open

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]


    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.

    [​IMG]
    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.

    Article Link: First Phase of Apple's New Reno, Nevada Data Center Ready to Open
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    charlieegan3

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2012
    Location:
    U.K
    #2
    Looks more like a military base. Just stuck out in the middle of no where?
     
  3. macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    #3
    that's like 2 or 3 data centers for apple now

    wow, just wow
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2012
    #4
    looks....exciting.

    this is just a mockup, the real one is already built somewhere under the pacific ocean
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    mazz0

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    #5
    It's not a particularly attractive area of countryside is it?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

    flavr

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
  7. macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
  8. macrumors 6502a

    MWPULSE

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Location:
    London
    #8
    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 ;)
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    #9
    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.
     
  10. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    #10
    Is in the middle of a desert? Sounds a bit counterproductive if it is.
     
  11. macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    #11
    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
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    kirky29

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Lincolnshire, England
    #12
    I know I'm pretty boring, but I love that dust...sand...and rocks!
     
  13. macrumors 601

    LagunaSol

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    #13
    It's hard to evade Google's gaze. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  14. macrumors 68030

    Popeye206

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Location:
    NE PA USA
    #14
    Just what I was thinking!

    The building is so NOT Apple!
     
  15. macrumors 68000

    Tankmaze

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2012
  16. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2010
    #16
    Desert=sun=solar power=good
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    nyc
  18. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    #18
    When cooling is such an issue I don't understand the location?
     
  19. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Location:
    UK
    #19
    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.
     
  20. macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2006
    #20
    And then, just as suddenly, the building and fences will disappear one night, leaving no clue as to their purpose.
     
  21. macrumors 68000

    azentropy

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    Surprise
  22. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    nyc
    #23
    you just love to bring up google even when it's nowhere related to the original post huh?
     
  24. macrumors 68040

    Koodauw

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Location:
    Madison
    #24
    But also higher cooling costs no?

    Desert seems like a counter intuitive location.
     
  25. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    #25
    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?
     

Share This Page