Apple's N.C. Data Center Intended for iTunes, MobileMe
Apple’s finally getting ready to light up its North Carolina data center. Asked about the facility during the company’s shareholder meeting today, COO Tim Cook said it’s on track to open this spring, according to reports. And it’s intended to support MobileMe and iTunes, though it’s unclear in what capacity. Certainly that long-rumored cloud-based version of iTunes is one possibility. As I wrote last fall:
Were Apple to create the cloud-based version of iTunes that’s long been rumored–one from which users’ entire iTunes libraries could be streamed–and were it to bolster MobileMe’s iDisk and Gallery services with more robust storage, even the 64GB Air might seem an attractive option to the high-end user. And Apple’s new N.C. data center, which is nearly five times the size of the one it operates in Newark, Calif., may well make both those things possible.