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  • squeezetracker squeezetracker Dec 10, 2012 2:34 PM Flag

    FB and AAPL's New oregon Data Center Sites

    These sites are all right next to each other. Good efficiencies for the FIO team installs at all three centers.

    Aerial photos offer overhead look at Apple's Oregon data center site
    By Sam Oliver

    Prying eyes have again taken to the skies to get a glimpse at what's next for Apple, this time visiting the location for the company's new data center in Prineville, Ore.

    Aerial shots of Apple's Oregon data center site captured by Wired.

    Aerial photographs of Apple's new server farm were commissioned by Wired, showing just how close the facility is to an existing data center owned by social networking giant Facebook. The publication said it was "forced" to get aerial shots of the facility because Apple has not opened its doors to reporters.

    The photos show the "tactical data center" that the company finished building earlier this year. To the south of that smaller building, Apple's 338,000-square-foot data center remains in construction.

    Apple has plans to build a second data center of the same size, but there is currently no evidence that construction on that facility has begun.

    Facebook also has two data centers in Prineville, and one of them has been operational for a year now, while the second center is in the final stages of completion.

    Aerial shots of Apple's Oregon data center site captured by Wired.

    Companies like Apple and Facebook have chosen Prineville because local governments have offered incentives. Apple will pay the Prineville city and Crook County governments $150,000 a year in return for a 15-year property tax exemption, an dhas promised to employ a minimum of 35 people at the center who will be paid wages up to 150 percent higher than the Crook County average.

    Wired previously commissioned aerial photographs of Apple's other major data center in Maiden, N.C., which currently helps power the company's online services, including iCloud and iTunes. The company has referred to its overhead photos as being captured from its "iSpy plane."

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    • for the newbies who don;t realize that AAPL and FB are really just getting going with their new server side memory/high end data centers that want FIO gear on numerous applications.

      Did I mention that FB has phase 1 of the second of 8 two phase data centers done? As with AAPL, they also have many other cloud and big data applics that will likely be crossed over into FIO solutions in existing and forward solutions.

    • Reread that... and then read my new post on the Reno site coming on line "way before previously thought"...

      No wonder Flynn was so confident about the rest of this year -- yet deliberately unwilling to divulge anything about AAPL's scheduling (~ "because they don't want any of their vendors to divulge anything about AAPL's busniess plans").

    • If you have not read the FIO transcript from the last CC and are long, you should consider reading it, particularly the part about the high end servers business kicking up hard while most of the legacy players in storage have seen their revenues/stocks compressed by up to 50% this year because IT directors want to use as little of that antiquated disk spec as possible...

      FIO's server solutions using all quality levels of SSD dramatically enhances performance at seriously cost beneficial pricing, and that is before the new litho products coming make the distinction ever sharper/more cost-beneficial.

      As with every quarter since the ipo, this Q should be another solid beat on guidance and the future is bright for FIO.

    • Read the Barron's Tech Trader article today and then reread this post if ou missed it earlier. the Oregon site has a FB and AAPL data center side by side... and the FB is a two part deal, the first of 8 two phase data centers FB is building out over the next 23 months from now.

      Good to see that all the dbags have either left the board again or I finally have them all ingore. LOL

    • Following the Piper dude's comments re aapl being quiet on the development front, he really ought to do some reading before making such uninformed and plain wrong statements. The huge new Austin production facilities are moving quickly toward completion and also include high end data center equipment.

      Guess what firm is going to supply the cut through software/SSD solution for the coming data stream music service adjunct to iTunes and all the coming growth in AAPL's cloud based video services?

      FIO's revenue growth is just getting going friends, and robust operating leverage (read huge earnings growth) is already visible just two years after the ipo and transitioning from development stage to operating company under public ownership.

    • For those who can think, we know full well that all of the shares represnted by retail holders here amounts to less an a typical 20 minutes of trading as this has become an institutional stock and many large tech funds are now in it with full allocations/adding while at the same time hedging out retail selling and the cliff mess... but those downsides are have only three days left now. It is time for them to join us in pulling the hedge shorts. Pay attention... the move higher will be quick and violent.

      Read all about these new data centers and Woz's views on the cloud and data storage/retrieval too.

      FIO set to lift on round four. Screaming opp for 2013.

    • Given that Wozniak is on FIO board of directors and also FIO's CTO, he's got a front row seat on what is happening here. So after reading the article on AAPL and FB's new high end data center buildouts, have a read the Woznial article published by Forbes today, especially this part.

      "Data center technologies will be to 2013 what the Cloud was for 2012.
      I think more focus will be paid to enterprise data center technologies because of the improving ability to utilize the data center in a proactive way. The rapid transition from hard disk to NAND flash memories in the data center is drastically improving performance, reliability and the ability to distribute everything through virtual machines – which will lead to the de-centralization of cloud services. Enterprises with different offices in multiple cities will run the same cloud services out of each office and have the cloud services talk to each other to ensure synchronization – improving overall efficiency."

    • back to the top... need something other than the gumpster short squealing up there.

    • Some may not realize that yhoo won't let one post photos or links anymore (latest example of junky products), but if you goog part of this text it'll give you the site to review the photos.