Has Apple said yet, what new server farm is for?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by thinkdesign2, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. thinkdesign2 macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.11) Sprint PPC6850SP)

    Sorry if this is an old question.... but I'm a new person. :eek:
  2. Galley macrumors 65816


    Mar 24, 2008
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    App Store is growing and more devices that can access App store are sold all the time. That means more storage and servers are needed for smooth operation. Hopefully, there will be new MobileMe though
  4. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Calculating Steve's net worth? iPhone pre-orders 2011? :)

    Seriously, no idea.
  5. thinkdesign macrumors 6502

    May 12, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 7.11) Sprint PPC6850SP)

    hellhammer: So it's not for providing some new service... it's just for doing what services they provide today, to an expanding customer base?


    So this isn't what SJ meant by "taking it to the next level" this year. (What is? The phone was the whole "next level"? Unfortunately, what I need is a viable non-obese laptop, not a fancier phone.)

    Meanwhile... the Macbooks/Pros are all a "level" or 2 or 3 behind the competition (adding USB3, have had 3g for a decade/+, etc. etc.)... except the MacBook Air with its tiny RAM - which is almost a living fossil at this point.

    Come to think of it, "taking it to the next level" is just a biz chiche anyhow... so maybe coming from SJ, it didn't mean anything in particular.
  6. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    Does anyone know when the new data center is almost finished? I know they've been working on it a long time but is it close to being done?

    I just signed up for MM a couple days ago and I find iDisk to be unusably slow. Hopefully they beef that up as part of their new datacenter capabilities.

  7. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
  8. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2009
    I may be understanding it wrong, but I really don't see where Facetime requires a datacenter? Adding a datacenter is not going to increase the available bandwidth of the ATT 3G network- nor will it affect anyone's wifi network either. It would seem most logical for facetime connections to be peer-to-peer without having to route through a sever, so I don't see where a facetime connection would need a data center of any kind?
  9. Lokrado macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2009
    facetime is p2p, - a simplified ichat with some portmapping tools
  10. Macsterguy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2007
    They are going to use it to raise baby servers...
  11. Rich1963 macrumors 6502

    Jul 18, 2008


    Sent from my ipad (while on the crapper)
  12. Brien macrumors 68030


    Aug 11, 2008
    Network traversal etc. This would tie into that rumor that FaceTime 'phones home' to Apple.
  13. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Maybe theyll increase idisk Up/Down speeds with it?!

    Much needed. Basically not worth using right now.
  14. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    For years people have been wondering when Apple was going to begin bringing their content distribution in-house and should a lot of the burden Akamai has be paid to handle.

    Heck, Apple can probably pay some schlub a couple bucks above minimum wage to work 24/7 in a cold dark cave and and undercut the cost of Akamai's labor. And we would probably get another Futurama episode out of it with the poorly paid zombie workers in Mother's data farm. :p
  15. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    I can think of a number of cool things Apple could do with the data center:

    1: A Spotify-like service with a monthly/yearly fee that streams desired songs with no ads. If someone wants to play "Ride the Lightning" 50 times in a row, they can.

    2: A cloud based backup service, similar to Mozy, Carbonite, or BackBlaze.

    3: A Web app farm storing user data on the server side, similar to Google Docs.

    4: Extensions to .me for companies to have their whole domains sitting on Apple's servers.

    5: Cloud based apps that go with Logic or Aperture for vaulting/archiving of projects.
  16. Freis968 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida
    LOL, that is where I use mine the most as well...sorry off topic.

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