Apple Planning To Build A Second Data Center For iCloud Services In China
It has come to light that Apple is planning to build its second data center in Xinhua, China. The operation date is set to 2020 and the location is in Ulanqab City according to the report by Xinhua Net. So what will the second data center hold for the company? It is said that the second center will provide the company with various iCloud services. There are additional plans part of the program, so let's dive in to see some more details on the matter.
Apple Plans To Open Its Second Data Center In Xinhua, China
As we have mentioned earlier, Apple is planning to build another data center in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Religion and it will provide various iCloud related services for users in the Chinese mainland. Plans regarding the new data center state that will be completely dependent on renewable energy sources, similar to what Apple's other data centers are operating on.
Apple Inc., the United States tech giant, will build a data center in Ulanqab City in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, after its first data center in southwestern Guizhou Province, the local government has announced.
The company announced its first center in China last summer, which was also the first China-based data center located in the region of the Southern province of Guizhou. It was also set up in partnership with the data management firm Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry. It was also part of the country's new and updated cybersecurity law. This was definitely a good move by Apple as it would mark the company in the country's good books.
Reuter reported that Apple was the first foreign tech company to announce changes made in the data storage arrangements in China to comply with the updated cybersecurity law implemented in June. The law required foreign firms to store data within the country. Apple has assured reporters that it had set strong privacy and security protections and that "No backdoors will be created into any of our systems."
There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned in for more details. We will share more details on the company's second data center in Xinhua. China as it appears. So do stay tuned in. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Apple planning to build a second data center in China? Share your views with us the comments section below.
News Source: Reuters