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There is no doubt about the fact that Apple is built around mystery and suspense, its half of the companies charm. Apple is dedicated to providing the worlds best computer and tech products and they keep the development of these products in complete secrecy until they are ready for the world. It’s no surprise that Apple is also secretive about their cutting edge data/development labs in the North Carolina country side. Wired magazine happened to get a few arial pictures of this top secret data lab that’s home to the Icloud servers.
Apple is building something new at its Maiden, North Carolina data center, and thanks to our 1949 Piper PA-11 (Cub Special) iSpy Plane, we can give you an exclusive first look.
In our photos, taken Monday, you can see construction crews laying the foundations for a new approximately 20,000-square-foot structure in a wooded area just northwest of the main data center. Apple appears to be finally building its 4.8-megawatt array of Bloom Energy fuel cells, which convert biogas into electricity.
Apple is one of many web giants that are now building their computing facilities in an effort to save both money and power, including Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. In many ways, Maiden is the model of the modern data center. It’s home to a mammoth 500,000-square-foot building that houses rack after rack of Apple servers used to power the iCloud, but Apple is also tacking on a few extras that you won’t find in most data centers: a 100-acre solar farm, and an array of Bloom Energy fuel cells…. Continue reading this article at Wired.