Apple is coming back to AZ to build a $2B data center

In 2014, Valley communities faced a crushing blow when GTAT announced bankruptcy resulting in the loss of 700 jobs as well as the hopes of building sapphire for Apple products. However, after the sapphire fail, Apple has been trying to preserve jobs at the facilities, according to Dow Jones. Earlier today, Apple announced that they plan … Read more

Phoenix’s IO receives patent approval in a big win for IP in Arizona

IO, a global leader in software-defined data centers, announced recently that it has received patent approval for ­its modular data center, a major achievement for intellectual property in Arizona. After initially filing the patent back in 2008, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially certified IO’s proprietary software-defined modular data center model. This model … Read more

CyrusOne begins construction on 1-million-square-foot data center in Chandler

CyrusOne headquartered out of Houston, TX, provides data center, managed hosting, colocation, and managed IT services in North America and Europe. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE: CBB). They have expanded their company into Arizona with this massive data center due to the infrequency of natural disasters in the state. Considered … Read more