Apple has announced plans to invest $921 million in the construction of a new data center in Europe. The data center is scheduled to open in Denmark in åbenrå. This will be the second data center Apple in the country, its commissioning is scheduled for 2019.
According to representatives of the “Apple” giant, building a data center in Denmark will be accompanied by additional conservation activities. In particular, the planned planting of trees on land that was previously used for growing trees, not peculiar to the locality. Since the first day, the data center will be 100% run on renewable energy.
The aim of the new European data center – providing users with quick and reliable access to Internet services, including iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri, the statement of the company. This is one of the largest projects Apple in Europe.
The first data center Apple is opening in Denmark this year in Viborg. The company stresses generated by the server equipment of the heat is used for heating the surrounding houses. In addition, the data center will be used to generate electricity methane gas resulting from the processing waste of livestock farms, located in Denmark.
Also the plans for Apple to build new data centre in Ireland. The company noted that through its activities in Europe there are about 700 000 jobs, including more than 500 000 jobs relating to software development for iPhone and iPad. In the European offices Apple employs more than 18 000 employees.