Facebook Now Hosts 220 Billion Photos


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


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

Video: Facebook’s Next-Generation Servers


Last week Data Center Knowledge got a tour of Facebook’s North Carolina campus, which now houses two huge data centers. This video takes you into the data halls of both buildings in Rutherford County to demonstrate how the company’s Open Rack, server and storage designs have evolved. Read More

Inside Facebook’s NC Data Center Campus

Facebook's North Carolina campus. The 300,000 square foot facility features the social network’s latest technology. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Facebook has invested $450 million to build two enormous data centers in Rutherford County, North Carolina.to power its growing Internet infrastructure. We’ve got photos that provide a closer look at the campus. Read More

Facebook Gets Royal Reception in Lulea

An aisle at Facebook's data center in Luleå, Sweden. (Photo by Facebook)

New from Facebook: The royal data center tour. On Oct. 16, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden toured the new Facebook data center in Lulea, which is currently under construction with a planned launch next year. Read More

Facebook Adapts Open Compute for Colo Space


Will the Open Compute Project’s uber-efficient open source hardware designs would ever be available at your local colocation center? It’s taken 18 months, but Facebook has now shared details of its first use of Open Compute hardware in its third-party colo space. Read More

Estimate: Facebook Running 180,000 Servers

The exterior of the Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt).

Like most large data center operators, Facebook doesn’t disclose how many servers it has running in its data centers. But James Hamilton has used the company’s recent disclosures about its energy usage to do some interesting math to try and put together an estimate. Read More

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