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Twitter looking at expanding into Sacramento, report says

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Twitter is considering expanding into Sacramento with a new server center, according to a report from the trade website Data Center Knowledge.

The micro-blogging website currently stores much of its data on servers through New York-based NTT America, which has cited Twitter’s growth as a driver of its own expansion, Data Center Knowledge said in its report.

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Unnamed sources have told the server-industry website that Twitter is scouting out locations in Sacramento to house a data center of its own to help handle its rapid growth -- the social media site has been adding up to 300,000 users a day this year, the report said.

In April, Twitter announced it was considering going out on its own for such data centers. In July, Twitter told Data Center Knowledge that its new data center would be opening in Salt Lake City ‘later this year,’ the publication said.

The website said it didn’t have details on whether the possible Sacramento server-banks would be in addition to or in replace of the Salt Lake City plans.

Twitter declined to comment in the Data Center Knowledge article and officials weren’t available for comment Wednesday afternoon.

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-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles

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