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Cloak & Dagger: Iowa’s Secret Courtship of Facebook

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What goes on behind the scenes in winning a “codename” data center project? The Des Moines Register takes readers inside this previously secret site selection process in “How Iowa Landed Facebook,” which provides details of the state of Iowa’s courtship of “Project Catapult.” Read More

Video: How Facebook Manages Data Centers at Scale

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When you’re adding servers and data centers as fast as Facebook, standardization and automation are your best friends. At the Open Compute Summit in January, Facebook’s Delfina Eberly provided an overview of how the company uses standardization and automation to manage data centers at Internet scale. Read More

Facebook Now Hosts 220 Billion Photos

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Facebook now hosts 220 billion photos, with another 300 million photos being uploaded every single day, which works out to more than 208,000 photo uploads every minute of the day. The company’s data centers house more than 100 petabytes of photos and videos. Read More

The Evolution of Facebook’s Data Center Cooling

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Facebook is making some changes in a phase of its fresh air cooling system that manages humidity and heat removal. The Facebook’s data center team provided a walk through the company’s two data centers in North Carolina to illustrate the differences between the old and new systems. Read More

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