John Paczkowski

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Apple's Data Center Buildup Goes Bicoastal

A new and interesting development in Apple’s evolving data center strategy. The company has reportedly purchased some additional data center capacity at a new facility Dupont Fabros is building in Santa Clara, Calif.–just miles from Apple’s Cupertino headquarters.

Data Center Knowledge, which first reported the news, says Apple has signed a seven-year lease with Dupont Fabros for 2.28 megawatts of power.

That’s a nice complement to the massive capacity of the company’s Maiden, North Carolina, facility, and a necessary one as well. A secondary data center on a different coast can help ensure out-of-region data recoverability in the event of a local failure or natural disaster, an important feature of any cloud or, rather, iCloud-based service.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus