Apple to build second datacenter in Denmark. Set to open in 2019

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    Today came the news that Apple is building a second datacenter in Denmark. It's going to be build outside the city of Aabenraa and are set to open I 2019. Apple is already currently constructing its first datacenter in Denmark, outside the city of Foulum, and Google and Facebook is also currently building datacenters in Denmark, due to the country's focus on and expertise in green renewable energy.

    Here are some information from DR News.

    Apple expands its activities in Denmark and will build a new data center just outside Aabenraa.
    The US IT giant is already building another data center in Viborg, and the second two in Aabenraa may potentially be even bigger. At the outset, however, the two data centers will resemble each other in size, energy consumption and design.

    The first phase of construction in Aabenraa is expected to be completed in 2019 at a total price of about six billion Danish Kroner. When it is in operation, the data center must run 100 percent renewable energy. The building is expected to create approximately 300 jobs and about 50-100 employees when the data center is in full operation.
    In a written comment to Ritzau, Erik Stannow, Nordic Director of Apple says:
    "We are excited to expand our data center operations in Denmark while investing in new sources of green energy. Like all our data centers, the planned center in Aabenraa will run on clean energy from the first day thanks to new energy projects that we create.

    Should run iTunes and Siri
    The two data centers in Denmark will run Apple's internet services like the music store iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Map and Siri for the company's European users.
    There is no need for additional generators, as the center of Aabenraa will also be located at a transformer station.

    The center must be located right next to Kassø high-voltage station, which guarantees high power supply.
    The security of supply is one of the main reasons for Apple choosing to place two data centers in Denmark.
    The Ministry of Climate and Energy confirms the information for DR News.
     
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