(The Hosting News) – Oregon’s thriving data century industry is perhaps about to get even more crowded. Enter Apple. According to a report from Oregon Live on Monday, the Cupertino-based tech giant is already looking to expand on 96 acres near Prineville.
Apple initially began work on its Prineville data center presence last October. Construction has yet to be finished.
Oregon is already home to facilities from other top tech providers including Facebook, Amazon and Google
“We have an industrial user, ‘Project Pillar,’ that in the past has expressed some interest in the land,” commented Crook County Assistant Planning Director Phil Stenbeck in Oregon Live’s report.
And although Apple wasn’t firmly named, the report appeared confident in the company’s identification, stating it was “plainly Apple.”
How so? The 96 acres is reportedly covered by the same tax break agreement Apple entered into when it planned its first construction in the area last year.
Apple’s first data center in Oregon is planned to cover 338 thousand square feet. Just last October, Rackspace Hosting bought land for a data center in the area as well.