1. Akshay Masand's Avatar

    According to postings from city and county officials uncovered by the Reno Gazette Journal, Apple is looking to sink $1 billion over the next ten years into a Reno, Nevada project that will include a data center dedicated to iCloud and a separately-located business (in Sparks, Nevada) and purchasing development. The developers behind the project which was dubbed Project Jonathan, said that the facilities have been under planning for years but Apple only reached local and state officials about the Sparks center earlier this year.

    The facility is being developed by Unique Infrastructure Group, LLC. The Reno Technology Park will be featuring 1.5 million square feet of space for Apple’s data center and is expected to go online later in 2012. The site will create about 580 constructions jobs that bring an estimated $103 million boost to the local economy. The downtown Reno project is located in the Tessera district, which take the place of derelict properties that were purchased over a number of years by Northern Nevada Urban Development.

    The 2,200 acre unit near Sparks will use energy sources, much like Apple’s Maiden, North Carolina data center. An older report from Data Center Knowledge claims Apple’s initial plans for the project are set to include on-site power generation including 100 megawatts of wind power, up to 20 megawatts of geothermal energy and solar power from a 20-megawtt photovoltaic installation.

    Hopefully the additional data centers will help prevent outages such as the one that occurred just the other day. This is probably a good idea as well for the Cupertino California company as it seems that the number of users using iOS products will only continue to grow.

    Source: Reno Gazette Journal

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2012-06-27 06:51 AM
  2. Robert A Petersen's Avatar
    As a huge geek, Apple fan, and a resident of Reno this sounds like a very good thing :-)
    2012-06-27 07:40 AM
  3. Mrteacup's Avatar
    apples done more for the american economy then the u.s. government.-.-
    2012-06-27 05:20 PM