Apple announced its $1 billion (€850M) Irish data center more than 2-and-a-half years ago. This morning, Ireland’s High Court granted permission to build Apple’s data center.
The delay of the decision included a lengthy planning battle, and it even raised concerns that Apple may have given up on Ireland.
Within the time period, the company completed building its Danish data center and has announced the same already. Not only that, there is another data center coming up by 2019, as per 9to5Mac’s plans announced by Apple.
Initially, it seemed like the permission would remain only as a formality. Also, Apple promised to ‘hide’ the center within forest land with the aim to entirely empower it via renewable energy.
Even, the majority of the natives were in favor, as jobs and incomes include Apple’s data center in the area. The planning approval was granted within no time, even before objections were provided on environmental aspects.
Then, the planning body asked the industry-leading firm to present 5 concerns. After the presentation of Apple, an inspector offered a favorable recommendation. Last summer, the tech giant got permission for the final ‘goes ahead. But soon after that, three residents came up with filing a High Court appeal. This appeal was delayed twice, which even led to a loss of hope in the proceeding of the project.
Well, according to a report by Business Insider, the Irish High Court took up the hearing of the case and granted permission to Apple.
Summarizing in regards to Apple’s Data Center in Europe
Apple’s data centers in Ireland and Denmark are targeting the improvements on cloud service performances for the European users of iMessage, iTunes, Siri, Maps, and more.