Information Technology News.


Apple plans to build its first data centre in the province of Guizhou

Share on Twitter.

Sponsered ad: Get a Linux Enterprise server with 92 Gigs of RAM, 16 CPUs and 8 TB of storage at our liquidation sale. Only one left in stock.

Sponsered ad: Order the best SMTP service for your business. Guaranteed or your money back.

July 12, 2017

Apple has announced today new plans to set up its first data centre as part of a $1 billion project in the Chinese province of Guizhou.

The new data centre is planned to be built in partnership with local data management company Guizhou Cloud to fully comply with new cybersecurity regulations introduced in mid-June.

The new rules require that information on Chinese citizens such as personal data and salary details can only be stored within China itself.

They also help prevent the transfer of any economic, scientific or technological information or proprietary data overseas on either national security or public interest grounds, as defined by the Chinese government.

The decision makes Apple the first major company to announce such changes to its data storage plans to fall in line with these new laws.

"The addition of this new data centre will allow us to improve the speed and reliability of our products and services while also complying with newly passed regulations. These regulations require cloud services be operated by Chinese companies so we're partnering with GCBD to offer iCloud," an Apple spokesperson said.

Apple added that "no backdoors will be created into any of our systems" and that it was part of a larger investment in the southern province.

Apple said on Monday that it was planning to open a second data centre in Denmark, its first in that country, near Viborg, and will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

According to Reuters, that new centre will cost about $921 million and will be built in Aabenraa. It should be operational by 2019. Construction is expected to start by the end of 2017.

Meanwhile, Apple is still waiting to hear whether it can move ahead with its plans to open a $850 million data centre in Galway, Ireland.

Those plans were put on hold after a group of local residents asked for a judicial review on environmental grounds. The case was due to be heard on June 23, but had to be postponed after a shortage of judges.

The Irish Courts Service asserted: "No date has been fixed for the delivery and publication of the judgment". We'll keep you posted.

Source: Reuters.


Sponsered ad: Get a Linux Enterprise server with 92 Gigs of RAM, 16 CPUs and 8 TB of storage at our liquidation sale. Only one left in stock.

Sponsered ad: Order the best SMTP service for your business. Guaranteed or your money back.

Share on Twitter.

IT News Archives | Site Search | Advertise on IT Direction | Contact | Home

All logos, trade marks or service marks on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Sponsored by Sure Mail™, Avantex and
by Montreal Server Colocation.

       © IT Direction. All rights reserved.