Is Apple using custom enclosures and “unique” airflow and cable management in its North Carolina data center? We can’t say for certain, but it sure looks that way based on an announcement today from several data center industry equipment vendors.
Instor and Electrorack said they have completed a project providing tailor-made enclosures for an unnamed client at a large data center in North Carolina. The vendors said the units were “built specifically to address the owner’s precise and unique requirements concerning airflow, cable management and equipment mounting.”
Instor and Electrorack wouldn’t comment on the identity of their client. They were hired by Holder Construction, whose many data center projects include Apple’s 500,000 square foot iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina. While Instor and Electrorack aren’t talking, the project description suggests a massive facility.