The new Facebook data center went live near the Arctic Circle in Lu-lea, Sweden this week and promises to be a state-of-the-art center supporting live Facebook traffic across the world. It is notably the first Facebook data center outside the US.
Facebook claims it is the most efficient and sustainable data center and all servers and related equipment are powered by locally generated hydroelectric energy. Why near the Arctic Circle in Sweden? So that the chilly air can cool servers and even use the extra heat to warm offices. It also maintains the highest standards in that servers and power distribution systems are all based on Open Compute Project designs. Ti is also a powerful data center.
About New Facebook Data Center
Facebook has announced plans to build a new data center in DeKalb, Illinois, USA. The new data center will span over 907,000 square feet and will be the 13th data center facility that Facebook operates worldwide. It is expected to be operational in 2024.
The data center will be powered entirely by renewable energy, with Facebook committing to purchasing renewable energy credits from wind and solar facilities in Illinois. The data center will also incorporate Facebook’s latest designs for energy-efficient computing, utilizing outdoor air for cooling, which will help to reduce energy consumption.
The data center is expected to create over 100 jobs during the construction phase and around 30 permanent jobs once it becomes operational. Facebook has stated that they are committed to supporting the local community and will be making significant investments in local infrastructure, such as roads and utilities.
The new data center will also be part of Facebook’s global infrastructure, providing support for its family of applications and services, such as Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. With the exponential growth of data usage, the new data center will help to provide a more reliable and faster experience for users.
Overall, the new Facebook data center is a significant investment in sustainable technology and local infrastructure, and it is a positive step towards meeting Facebook’s goal of being fully powered by renewable energy by the end of this decade.
Lulea Facebook Datacenter
Now in this post, you will see some amazing photos of the new data center of Facebook. The first picture is outside and the last two picture is engineers’ workstation. The middle pictures are inside the data center.