Apple announced plans to construct two new data centers in Denmark and Ireland with an investment of $1.92 billion. The data centers are expected to be operational by 2017.
Each new center will measure 166,000 square meters, with Apple promising to deliver benefits to the local community. The facility in Ireland will include outdoor education space and walking trails for local schools as well as schemes to replant native trees in the surrounding area.
Each facility will be run using 100 percent renewable energy, will create 300 jobs during its multiple phases of construction and it will provide online services such as iTunes, iMessages, and Siri for Apple customers in Europe.
The company says, it now directly employs 18,300 people in 19 European countries, and that it has added more than 2,000 jobs in the last 12 months alone. It also says that in 2014 it spent more than €7.8 billion with European companies.
|Location||Denmark and Ireland|
|Type||High-Tech Data Hubs|
|Estimated Cost||$1.92 billion|