Apple To Increase Size Of Data Center

Reportedly, Apple is increasing the size of its still-unfinished data center in Norh Carolina. Some people say it’s for Apple’s upcoming streaming music service, but I highly doubt it. Music providers won’t even allow Apple to make longer previews, so streaming music seems like a stretch at this point. I’m willing to bet that it’s for one of (or all of) three things:

  • Ping. If it ever gets bigger, Apple will need an infrastructure big enough to handle it.
  • Apple TV. Apple needs the servers for Apple TV’s streaming service.
  • Mac App Store. iOS apps are mostly small in size, whereas Mac OS X apps are not. Apple needs power to handle numerous simultaneous downloads of possibly large files, especially if giants like Autodesk and Adobe ever make it into the Mac App Store.
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