Robert X. Cringely on Apple’s massive North Carolina data center:
But before leaving town I was determined to scope out that $1
billion Apple data center in Maiden, NC. So I drove over, took
some pictures, and talked to folks at the convenience store down
the road. My conclusions from this unscientific research is that
the giant Apple facility is mainly empty. It’s a huge building
filled more or less with nothing and why Apple built it that way
frankly escapes me. Maybe it’s just a shot across the bow of
Google and its $650 million data center in South Carolina.
Rich Miller at Data Center Knowledge, disputing Cringely’s analysis:
Wow. Did a well-known tech columnist just allege that Apple built
an enormous fake data center? And, in essence, accuse Steve Jobs
of modeling data center vaporware when he showed off pictures of
server rooms filled with gear at the recent WWDC?
Cringely’s been half-nuts for years. Now I think he’s full-nuts.
★ Wednesday, 29 June 2011