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Apple’s New Data Centre Finally Appears On Google Maps

Apple’s new massive data centre at North Carolina has finally made its debut appearance on Google Earth, but the mystery about what took Google so long to display this mammoth-sized infrastructure continues.

The exact location of the data centre is the intersection of the Startown Road and the US Route 321, and as a report by Fortune (opens in new tab) claims, satellite imagery of Google Earth “stopped a few yards short of the construction site” until only recently.

“How was Apple able to keep Google from displaying this particular swath of satellite imagery -- imagery provided by the USDA Farm Services Agency? That's still a mystery,” the report by Fortune concluded.

According to experts, as the launch of Apple’s new iCloud services is coming close, the company has allowed Google to feature the massive 500,000 sq feet data centre on this Google Earth imagery.

Apple announced on Tuesday in a press release that CEO Steve Jobs is going to unveil iCloud at the forthcoming World Wide Developers Conference in a keynote presentation to be held from June 6 in San Francisco. The multibillion dollar data centre at the North Carolina facility is believed to be designed for the sole purpose of supporting this new iCloud service.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.