The Inside Scoop on Facebook’s Data Centers

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Officials in Sweden are pretty excited about the new Facebook data center in Lulea, as illustrated by this huge ice sculpture of the "Like" symbol.

With more than 900 million active users, Facebook is the busiest site on the Internet and has built an extensive infrastructure to support this rapid growth. The company has also been an influential force in the data center industry, designing ultra-efficient data centers and then releasing its hardware designs as open source. At Data Center Knowledge we’ve been closely tracking Facebook’s infrastructure innovations, and have compiled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Facebook’s Data Centers” into a one-stop resource, organized as a series of Frequently Asked Questions. Check out the new and totally updated Facebook Data Center FAQ.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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