23 Feb '15, 9pm

Apple To Build Two Renewable-Powered Data Centers in Europe

Apple To Build Two Renewable-Powered Data Centers in Europe

The centers, located in Athenry, Ireland, and Viborg, Denmark, will be powered by renewable energy, Cupertino, California-based Apple said on Monday. The facilities are scheduled to begin operations in 2017 in the two countries known for their use of wind power. The project lets Apple address European requests for data to be stored closer to local users and authorities, while also allowing it to benefit from a chilly climate that helps save on equipment-cooling costs. Google Inc. opened a data center in Finland in 2011 and in September unveiled plans for one in the Netherlands. Facebook Inc. started one in Sweden in 2013. Spying threats, in the aftermath of leaks about the U.S. National Security Agency’s data-collection programs, have prompted governments including France and private companies in Europe to adopt stricter data-protection requirements. Those tighter rules ha...

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