It’s not terribly difficult to drive by Apple’s data center in Maiden, North Carolina, to witness Apple has something rather big planned, especially when you start seeing the plans for a parallel building in the unassuming clearing. A single Apple data center has over 447,142 square feet available for sever racks, power, and cooling whose purpose remains a mystery. Details continue to pour in from local news outlets, however, meaning Carolinians get to be on the front lines of witnessing some serious tech installments when leaked.
“This data center has truly changed the playing field in terms of size, efficiency, and engineering, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to bring our expertise to the table to make it a reality,” said Todd Schneider, Senior Product Manager at Electrorack.
Instor and Electrostak have been creating a custom architecture for Apple, hired by Holder Construction to provide power, cooling, and custom mounting equipment needed to host a slew of unnamed, third party equipment. The solutions deployed at the Apple data center are noted to be unique in design, though I read that as: “There’s a crap load of pretty braided white cable attached to endless rows of aluminum racks.” Maybe I’m breathing too much of the Apple mantra, but I am inherently interested in Apple’s storage solution vs. a company like Google who sports systems are generally cheap, disposable, and exist in large quantities to prevent downtime. In jest, I’m assuming Apple’s data center is just a field of Mac Minis until I hear otherwise.
[via Data Center Knowledge]
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