While Apple has had little to say so far about the new data center they’re building in North Carolina, a new search of county records there shows that Cupertino paid a pretty penny to obtain a one-acre site near the facility.
When Apple first confirmed last year that they were building a server
farm facility down in North Carolina, speculation was heavy that
Cupertino was looking to get in big on cloud computing. Everything was
moving to the cloud; soon there'd be no need for storing documents on
your hard drive; the cloud was everything. So the arguments ran.
people still save stuff to hard drives, external hard drives still sell
at a decent clip, and we don't know anyone under the age of fifty
without a flash drive (or three). Turns out physical ownership is kind
of important to people. Is the cloud part of the Apple's plan?