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Apple spending $1.9 Billion to build two European data centers running on renewable energy

As per Bloomberg’s latest report Apple is coming up with two new data centers in Athenry, western Ireland and Viborg, central Denmark. These data centers will be built at a cost of €1.7 billion ($1.93 billion), and will be run using 100% renewable energy. The data centers will be utilized to provide online services like iTunes, iMessages etc. for the European customers.

Apple data center in Europe
Apple data center in Europe

“We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. “This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date. We’re thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating hundreds of local jobs and introducing some of our most advanced green building designs yet.”

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The centers are expected to be operational by 2017. Coming up with these two new data centers helps Apple utilize the foreign cash that it holds on its books at the same time it provides a perfect solution to the growing rage against European data sitting in US data centers and blamed to be snooped in by the NSA.

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