The news site KTVZ.com announced they have received confirmation from Apple regarding their plans to build a billion dollar data center in Prineville, Oregon. Apple was recently put into the spotlight after purchasing 160 acres of land for almost 6 million dollars. The official filing that took place in February clearly showed “Apple, Inc” as the purchaser of the land in Crook County, so it would seem that Apple wasn’t tried to hide this in secrecy.
An interview with Apple spokesperson Kristin Huguet confirmed this theory, “we purchased the land and for an environmental friendly data center.” Other than this little statement, there aren’t too many other details being announced about Apple’s current data center project. The Apple spokesperson did however confirm that the data center was going to be a “green facility”.
The data center is very close to the location where Facebook is currently expanding one of their own data centers. This new build is an attempt for Apple to help maintain the huge amount of storage and data that their new services like the iCloud bring to the table.