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China iCloud data to pass over to local data centre

Apple has announced that it will be handing over control of data from the iCloud accounts of its Chinese customers to the operators of a local data centre. Chinese data laws mean that businesses have to store data that they collect in China within the country. Apple was forced to choose between complying with local… Read More

Amazon planning new Dublin data centre

Amazon is hoping to build another data centre in Dublin despite objections to its previous proposal for a campus in the Irish capital. The proposed new build, as reported by the Irish Independent, will come in at 88,500 sq. feet and cost around €45 million (approx. £40 million), will be built in Tallaght in South… Read More

Apple CEO suggests Athenry data centre is in doubt

The completion of Apple’s planned data centre facility in Athenry, Ireland, is looking increasingly doubtful following comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. The Irish Taoiseach told state broadcaster RTE that Cook would no longer commit to the construction of the data centre, following multiple delays and court challenges, spanning… Read More

Irish High Court finally approves Apple’s Athenry data centre

The Irish High Court has finally approved Apple’s Athenry data centre, after years of delays. The decision was made by Justice Paul McDermott, who ruled that Apple should be granted permission to build the data centre, despite objections from local residents. The data centre project has been plagued by delays since it was announced in… Read More

Irish government proposes fast-track scheme for data centres

The Irish government is making plans for a fast-track planning permission scheme for data centres, in order to avoid the delays faced by Apple. The California-based giant has had to navigate several roadblocks in its attempt to complete a proposed €850 million (approx. £747 million) project in the town of Athenry in County Galway, Ireland…. Read More

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