May join Google in Changhua
Apple could be eyeing a new data center in western Taiwan, according to a report from the country’s third biggest newspaper, United Daily News.
The publication claims a source said that the facility will be built to meet increasing traffic for iTunes and Apple TV.
Republic of Chinese whispers
UDN (via TheNewsLens) said that Apple has been looking at Taiwan’s Changhua County as a possible location for a new data center, with an announcement from the county government expected next month, if the deal goes through.
Talking to the Republic of China (Taiwan) state-owned Central News Agency, the Changhua County Government did not confirm or deny the report, but added that the area Apple is thought to be interested in is ready for investment and the construction of new facilities.
Taiwan is also home to Quanta Technology, a company which has made a name for itself by delivering web-scale data center hardware built according to specifications defined by the Open Compute Project.
Last year, subsidiary Quanta Cloud Technologies opened a test and demonstration lab in its San Jose, US headquarters to showcase its OCP data center products.