Apple gets green light to build Irish data center

After months of back and forth Apple has finally gotten approval to build its first data centre in Ireland.

approval was given by Irish planning body — An Bord Pleanala — last week, despite being opposed by couple of individuals – local businesses.

The opposition says the building will have a negative effect on the local wildlife, and could have a negative effect in terms of flooding.

The data center’s energy consumption was also mentioned.

It will built outside town of Athenry in County Galway – will have a single hall – an administration building -other associated developments.

according to a Business Insider report. It will run completely on renewable energy.

Apple planned on having eight halls, but for the time being it will only build one. For every hall it will need to ask for permission.

The forest, where Apple will be building its hall is currently being used to grow non native trees – by company called Coillte.Apple plans on restoring native trees .

Some 200 people will employed on building the data center.

once its done it will operated by much smaller number of IT workers.

company planned on having it up – running in early 2017.


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