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San Jose Business Journal is reporting that Apple computer has acquired a never-used 107,000 sq. foot data center in Newark, CA. The center was originally designed for MCI WorldCom.

Data centers generally house computing, data-storage and networking equipment assisting in Web-based services and transactions.

This center is described as a "Tier IV" datacenter with high levels of redundancy and security.

What Apple plans to do with the Data Center remains up for speculation.
 

Bubbasteve

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Well it doesn't take a genius to figure this one out.... since Steve can't demolish his old house, he bought this factory for his new home instead.
I know.... I'm quick
 

mazola

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If Apple is really interested in a high level of redundancy...

... then they should check out the thread about the iPod Video photo and the discussion of the mysterious Chinese characters.
 

Chaszmyr

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mazola said:
... then they should check out the thread about the iPod Video photo and the discussion of the mysterious Chinese characters.

Sorry OSTenpert, I ruined your joke. Took me about 5 seconds to understand, at which point it was no longer funny.. :eek: heh
 

sartinsauce

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mazola said:
... then they should check out the thread about the iPod Video photo and the discussion of the mysterious Chinese characters.


LOL!!:D

Seriously, well almost seriously. This new facitlity is obviously going to be the headquarters for the construction of the new iDeath Star!
 

DMann

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Bubbasteve said:
Well it doesn't take a genius to figure this one out.... since Steve can't demolish his old house, he bought this factory for his new home instead.
I know.... I'm quick

This could relate to telecommunications -- iPhone
Wow, coming to fruition at last!
 

virus1

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either itms expansion, or the itms is just getting really busy. has anyone else noticed how slow it is?
 

Bubbasteve

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Spanky Deluxe said:
maybe rentable movies for $3.99 for three days or something?

I'm not too sure how well that would go over with the general public... but then again that's how all video rental services work... for some reason I don't see this happening...when the day comes where you can buy full-length movies on your iPod I would assume that it would be for a higher price for ownership (possibly a 3.99 rental service as a different option)
 

EricNau

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runninmac said:
WTF does that mean?
"The more “mission critical” the application is, the more redundancy, robustness, and security required. Data centers can be classified by Tiers, with Tier 1 being the most basic and inexpensive, and Tier 4 being the most robust and costly. According to definitions from the Uptime Institute and the latest draft of TIA/EIA-942 (Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers), a Tier 1 data center is not required to have redundant power and cooling infrastructures. It needs only a lock for security and can tolerate up to 28.8 hours of downtime per year. In contrast, a Tier 4 data center must have redundant systems for power and cooling, with multiple distribution paths that are active and fault tolerant. Furthermore, access should be controlled with biometric readers and single-person entryways, gaseous fire suppression is required, the cabling infrastructure should have a redundant backbone, and the facility can permit no more than 0.4 hours of downtime per year.

Tier 1 or 2 is usually sufficient for enterprise data centers that primarily serve users within a corporation. Financial data centers are typically Tier 3 or 4 because they are critical to our economic stability and, therefore, must meet higher standards set by our government. Public data centers that provide disaster recovery / backup services are also built to higher standards."

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