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.

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik