updated 09:29 am EDT, Mon August 18, 2014
Facility presumably meant to support iCloud in South America
Construction of a new Apple datacenter is underway on Curaçao, reports say. Curaçao is an island off the coast of Venezuela, but a constituent country of the Netherlands. The center is said to be nearly complete already; the original company behind the project went bankrupt however, forcing the Unique Infrastructure Group to take over.
The exact purpose of the facility hasn't been made public. Given Apple's other datacenters, it will likely host iCloud and iTunes content, presumably for Caribbean and Central and South American countries too distant from hubs in US locations like Nevada and North Carolina.
It's also Apple's second datacenter with a Dutch connection. Earlier in 2014, the company announced plans for a center in the Netherlands itself, intended to improve access to online services for the whole of Europe.