The US tech giant Apple will build a second data centre in China in Inner Mongolia autonomous region which will provide various iCloud services for users on the Chinese mainland, state-media reported. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
The first data centre is being built in southwestern Guizhou province. Like the Apple‘s first centre, the second one will be put into operation in 2020 and offer iCloud services on the Chinese mainland, state-run Xinhua news agency reported yesterday. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000
The project will use 100 percent renewable energy sources, according to the cooperation agreement between the city government and the company. Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
Inner Mongolia was listed as one of the country’s big data development zones in 2016 and Ulanqab is now home to a big data center of Chinese technology giant Huawei.
With an investment of USD One billion, the first data centre will cover 67 hectares in Guian New Area. Apple already announced that starting February 28, its iCloud services on the Chinese mainland will be operated by a local partner, Guizhou-Cloud Big Data Industry Co,. Ltd.
Before the data centre begins operations, the Chinese company will rent servers from China’s three major telecom operators to provide iCloud services, an earlier Xinhua report said. Guizhou is one of the least developed regions in China, but it has become a pioneer in big data in China due to its climate, power supply and network infrastructure.