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Apple AKA 'Maverick' Looking to Build New Data Centre in Oregon

According to two sources close to Apple, the company is planning to set up a data centre in the high desert of Oregon

According to reports, Apple is using a mysterious codename "Maverick" to discuss about their plans with the local officials. The possible location of the data centre will be just down the road from where the data centre of Facebook is. Facebook set up their data centre last spring, reported Oregon Live.

At the beginning of this month, Prineville city engineer Eric Klann confirmed that two companies, codenamed as "Maverick" and "Cloud" were hunting for sites to construct server farms which will be based on the design of Facebook's data centre.

According to various reports, "Cloud" is Rackspace, a Texas based cloud computing firm which is known for its close association with Facebook in the Open Computing Project. It seems Rackspace will build their data centre nearby Morrow Country, Oregon and not exactly in Prineville.

Apple dealing under the name "Maverick" has the option of acquiring 160 acres of land for the data centre, the land is currently owned by Crook County which surrounds Prineville.