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Apple acquires California data center

updated 11:25 am EST, Mon February 27, 2006

Apple buys Newark facility

Apple has acquired an "impressively equipped but never-used" data center in Newark, Californa for an estimated $45 million to $50 million. The San Jose Business Journal reports that the 107,000-square-foot facility, which was originally conceived for MCI WorldCom, is designed to house computing, data-storage and networking equipment, offering "Tier IV" amenities such redundancy and security. The reports says that Apple has also just signed deals for the entire 116,830-square-foot office complex at 10400-10450 Ridgeview Ct. in Cupertino--which includes about 56,315 square feet leased directly from property owner Grosvenor International and 60,515 subleased from IBM.




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  1. denim

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    Figures

    MCI tended to over-equip a bit. Just a bit.

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I Wonder...

    What possible comment would someone have about this?

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    IBM

    What's with IBM and being a tech landlord? I remember reading Apple is subletting some of their Cupertino property from them as well.

  1. bipto

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    Comment

    "What possible comment would someone have about this?"

    That they're prepping for something big? They need that much *extra* space and their own datacenter?

    *rubs chin thoughtfully*

  1. Interlard

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    commentdefinitely

    Yep. Widescreen/touchscreen video iPod, definitely.

  1. davinche

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    Macworld

    They must be leasing this so they can start streaming the keynote from Macworld live again...

  1. porieux

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    hmmm

    Look for this to tie into tomorrow's announcement.

  1. DigitalEl

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    iPhone Future?

    Such a center would be great for setting up a customer service facility were Apple to go its own way with an MVNO mobile phone service.

  1. heyriddle

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iTMS

    They can fit a lot of XServes in there. How about the iTMS Video Store? It is the next logical step. Maybe they will be using their own servers instead of paying for bandwidth with someone else?

  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    iDisk

    frankly, i would rather have a useful and fast iDisk and .mac service.

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