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Apple to bring in additional server capacity

Rachel Wheeler Archive
Apple is set to bring on additional server and storage capacity in Silicon Valley.

However, instead of building its own, the computer giant will rent space, a report from Data Center Knowledge has revealed.

The new center will offer additional capacity, which could be used to help the firm develop its rumored cloud computing services.

Streaming media, music, video and file storage are among the possible services that could be filtered through the 'iCloud'.

Scheduled to commence in the third quarter of the year, Apple has signed a lease with DuPont Fabros Technology for seven years of 2.28 MW of critical power load.

According to the news source this is Apple's first foray into wholesale data center space, which is often an attractive arena for companies that are in need of additional data center space quickly.

Analysts at Jeffries & CO are predicting that additional data centers will be built by Apple itself as it attempts to compete with video streaming services.