Apple has confirmed plans to build a massive new data center in Prineville, Oregon, reports KTVZ (via MacRumors), and has already purchased 160 acres of land for a reported $5.6 million to build their new digital fortress on.
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet confirmed Tuesday that “we purchased the land and it’s for a data center,” but could not speak to details beyond that, other than to say it will be a “green” facility.
The new building site is located near Facebook’s data center in the city, and the new data center will join Apple’s current massive $1 million data center in North Carolina, as well as a smaller data center in Newark, California. The data center will be used, among other things, to keep up with demand for iCloud and other services.
Apple may also double the size of their North Carolina facility at some point in the future.