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.