Apple NC Datacenter for iTunes and MobileMe
This new datacenter, that opens within days, will start offering services for iTunes/MobileMe sometime later this year.
In comparison of price and size, the Newark DC was purchased from MCI WorldCom in 2006 for $50 Million. It is 107,000 square feet in size.
Apple also commented that this is the second datacenter that they own with the other one being in Newark, California.
This new datacenter is costing $1Bn to build and is 500,000 square feet in size which will add a lot of capacity to the iTunes and MobileMe service.
We also hear rumors that Apple will double the 500,000 to 1M square feet in the future.we don’t know exactly when Apple will start pushing out iTunes and MobileMe services.