Apple’s Data Server Center Ready Soon


[Image via Fortune, Video Shot By Bill Wagenseller]

For the past little while, Apple has been building a data center out in North Carolina. It’s apparently going to be a server farm, presumably for iTunes. There was an interesting article in TechCrunch yesterday about the Q3 earnings call. Here’s the scoop:

During Apple’s Q3 2010 earnings call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer fielded a question about the massive data center Apple is currently building in Maiden, North Carolina. The reporter wanted to know how it was coming, and if there were any updates? “It’s on-schedule,” Oppenheimer quickly said. “We expect it completed by the end of the calendar year,” he continued, noting that it should be fully operational after that.

TechCrunch goes on to theorize about iTunes moving to the cloud, and a streaming music service. Does that make sense?

Well, it does to me. We heard about this rumor earlier this month, but truth be told, this has been floating around for a while now. It makes sense for Apple to move iTunes to the cloud, because eventually, people won’t have the hard drive space to hold all of those 4K movies. If they can stream them to their device anywhere they have an internet connection, it’d be perfect. And let’s not forget the international component to this when international data service centers start pushing the agenda with Apple.

Guess we’ll found out by the end of the year, huh?


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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