Apple looking at Thanksgiving to bring new NC datacenter online

October 27th, 2010 at 9:33 AM  No Comments

There is a lot of speculation out there pointing that Apple will be using the Thanksgiving holiday to move their iTunes backend over to their new North Carolina datacenter. says that Apple will be locking developers out of their iTunes Connect accounts for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

In typical Apple super-secret fashion it’s unknown exactly what this datacenter is being used for. Apple could be locking developers out just because turtle-neck decided that they needed to spend more time with their families. However, as this is Apple’s first significant datacenter presence, and it’s generally expected to come online by the end of the year, chances are pretty good that the lockout is due to a massive data and routing migration.

The 500,000 square foot facility has cost Apple nearly a billion dollars, and they’ve already begun expanding.