Saturday, February 26, 2011

Apple on cloud-computing spree: North Carolina data center starts this spring - International Business Times

Apple $1 billion cloud-computing: North Carolina data center starts this spring

"Apple's ambitions to boost its cloud-computing prowess got a significant push as its $1 billion data center in North Carolina approaches its opening date this spring
The North Carolina facility measures 500,000 square feet compared to Newark's 107,000 square feet.
The capacity of a smartphone has increased through cloud-computing. Running applications remotely allows smartphones to use the power installed in a data center and removes the limitations of the processing-power, memory, and battery-life in a hand-held physical device.
This allows the smartphone makers to assign more complex tasks to the cloud while adding other value-added features to the device. Based on this model, smartphones will continue to evolve and become more powerful devices as the processing and storage features continue to migrate to the cloud.