A new report surfaced that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to build a data center in the Netherlands. This report first came from iPhoneClub.nl.
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The project is named “Saturn” and could possibly bring up to 200 new jobs in the area. The data center is rumored to be located in the port city of Eemshaven, which is located in the Groningen providence in the Netherlands. This city is also home to other power stations not excluding the 156-megawatt wind farm. It is also the landing spot for Tata Communications high-capacity transatlantic fiber optic cable.
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One of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s biggest competitors, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), already operates a data center in Eemshaven which is 10,000 square meters. Microsoft is also in the works of building their own data center of similar size.
Two years ago, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) built a data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The iPhone maker is already building data centers in Nevada and Oregon. 9-to-5 Mac added, “Apple achieved 100 percent renewable energy sources for its data centres as of last year, a record which will be easy to maintain in a windy part of the Dutch coastline which is blanketed with wind-turbines.”
Apple iWatch coming soon
In other Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) related news, rumors for the purported iWatch are heating up. The tech giant is reportedly hiring those with expertise in developing medical sensors. One of those experts is Nancy Dougherty, who is part of the an up-and-coming startup called Sano Intelligence. The company was originally working on a special patch that would monitor blood.
Fast Company’s Ariel Schwartz talked about the patch: “The needle-less, sensor-laden transdermal patch is painless (I handled a prototype, which felt like sandpaper on the skin), and will soon be able to monitor everything you might find on a basic metabolic panel–a blood panel that measures glucose levels, kidney function, and electrolyte balance.”