Apple is planning to expand its data centre infrastructure and has poached a leading Microsoft executive to help it achieve this aim, according to reports.
Kevin Timmons - previously Microsoft's general manager of Datacenter Services - will take up a leadership position at Apple in the coming weeks. Microsoft has confirmed Timmons' departure from the company, saying he "has decided to pursue other career opportunities and is no longer working at Microsoft". Microsoft did not specifically mention what these "career opportunities" entailed. But Dave Ohara, who has worked in data centres at Apple and Microsoft, stated that Timmons was going to move to Microsoft.
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