According to a report by Dutch media, which was spotted first by AmongTech, Apple is set to open a new data center on the small Caribbean island of Curacao.
The report notes that the new data center, which will reportedly be used by Apple, is being built by the Unique Infrastructure Group and the construction is almost complete.
It is still unclear what Apple will use the data center for, but two likely candidates are iTunes and iCloud’s digital operations. The company has been expanding their data center out reach across the U.S. with massive facilities on the east and west cost.
Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple has begun storing user’s iCloud data on China Telecom’s state-controlled internet-based storage. In a statement Apple said:
“Apple takes user security and privacy very seriously. We have added China Telecom to our list of data center providers to increase bandwidth and improve performance for our customers in mainland China.”
Apple confirmed that the data stored on China Telecom’s internet-based storage is encrypted so the Chinese carrier will not be able to see any of the data.