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It’s Official: Facebook is Oregon’s Company X

An architectural rendering of the planned Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Facebook’s first company-built data center will be in Prineville, Oregon, the company confirmed today. Facebook says the 147,000 square foot Prineville data center will be designed to LEED Gold standards and is expected to have a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.15. Read More

Facebook to Build Its Own Data Centers

Facebook has decided to begin building its own data centers, and may announce its first facility as soon as tomorrow. The fast-growing social network has previously leased server space from wholesale data center providers. Read More

Facebook Follows Google to Data Center Savings

A graphic of the new data center power distribution system being implemented at Facebook, which replaces a central UPS with a battery built into the power supply.

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Facebook is stepping up its efforts to make its data centers cheaper and more efficient, and is following in the footsteps of Google in several of its key initiatives. Facebook says it’s streamlining its servers, and also plans to adopt a novel power distribution design pioneered by Google.
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Facebook Goes Green with New Data Centers

The Fortune Data Centers facility in San Jose, Calif. has earned LEED Gold status.

Facebook has expanded its data center space for the fourth time this year. The social network’s breakout growth is turning out to be an economic stimulus plan for data center landlords. And its infrastructure isn’t just getting bigger, it’s getting greener. Read More

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