Apple Inc. is going to introduce a new data centre in Silicon Valley with the view of inducting new servers and plenty of additional storage capacity towards the end of 2011 - a move that has been viewed by many as a sign of growing interest of the company in the Cloud.
The new data centre, to be facilitated by a third party will be much smaller in size, as compared to the massive iDataCenter located in North Carolina.
According to reports, the new data centre will provide additional capabilities to Apple as far as the company’s forthcoming cloud computing services, including streaming media and file storage facilities, are concerned. Rumours are that Apple recently acquired the domain name iCloud.com for using it exclusively with these new services.
“In April, Apple signed a seven-year lease for 2.28 megawatts of critical power load in a new data center being built in Santa Clara, Calif. by DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), a leading developer of wholesale data centre space,” a Data Centre Knowledge report claimed.
In addition to this, one more news surfaced today on the website Patently Apple today which claimed that Apple has filed new patents for some key technologies related to cloud computing.