More than one year after announcing its plan to spend $ 2 million in new data centers in Ireland and Denmark, Apple is now defending its decision to the former location, amid growing concern that its cutting-edge facilities will have negative effects on the animals and local populations, and could lead to flooding problems at a neighboring golf course.
The body of Irish planning, An Bord Pleanála, he managed to temporarily stop the construction of the data centers in Ireland due to these concerns, which were brought to them by some individuals and organizations. His biggest question was on the why Apple chose the forest Derrydonnell in the County of Galway, Ireland, as its intended site to install the set of servers, since there are other places in Ireland specifically designated for the construction of data centers.
The senior director of Apple related to global services data centers, Robert Sharpe, explained the essential nature of the centres of European data as part of the continued expansion and Apple support for its various services like the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Sharpe said that Apple should follow this development stages (Centre Derrydonnell in the forest would be built within the next 10 to 15 years) to accommodate more smart phones, more services and more users that expect optimum quality experiences.
“The Derrydonnell forest, the site of the proposed development, offers a combination of factors that make it particularly attractive for a data center“, said Sharpe. “It is a place of great size, which is currently used for commercial forestry, which is located very close to two large electricity of high voltage transmission lines in an area rich in renewable energy resources.”
During the hearing, Sharpe also addressed environmental concerns raised by locals in the province, asserting that there would be no visual pollution in the area due to the thickness of the forestry, and Apple replenished any wild species that is removed during construction.
“The site presents an ideal opportunity to develop a very large, sustainable data center that satisfies our needs projected in the next 10 to 15 years. The forest will allow us to make the site largely invisible in that place and we are able to improve the biodiversity general site by increasing the proportion of native trees of broadleaved”.
The data center in Ireland will consist of eight total buildings each one with a few thousand servers approximately for various Apple online services. The application of the original planning of the company, which has now been stopped by An Bord Pleanála, is only one of eight buildings, so you will have to go back to project for each future enlargement planned in the next 10 to 15 years.
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