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Facebook’s Power Footprint Growing, Moving East

Facebook’s data center energy use grew 33 percent in 2012, as the company installed tens of thousands of servers in its new company-built data centers. The company’s latest sustainability report documents the company’s move to reduce its computing footprint in Silicon Valley, even as it boosts its reliance on leased space in northern Virginia. Read More

Cloak & Dagger: Iowa’s Secret Courtship of Facebook

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

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

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