Apple plans large Oregon data center

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Apple submitted its master plan for a large-scale data center to the city of Prineville.

Apple already is building a 10,000-square-foot data center on the Prineville property it bought in February, but city officials have been expecting a bigger development.

With office space, loading docks and parking lots, the new Apple facility is expected to cover about 107 acres.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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