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Facebook Building 2nd Data Center in Oregon

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

Facebook will build a second huge data center on its campus in Prineville, Oregon, the company confirmed Tuesday. Facebook will begin construction in October on a facility similar to its existing 300,000 square foot data center. Read More

The ‘Facebook Effect’ and the Data Center Market

Facebook says that it will gradually shift its server capacity from leased data centers to company-owned facilities, migrating out of third-party facilities as its leases expire. That means Facebook will be vacating a significant chunk of wholesale data center space between 2015 and 2018. Here’s a look at the company’s leasing strategy and how it may impact the data center market. Read More

Skype Adding More Servers, Bandwidth

Skype is investing in additional servers and bandwidth to prepare for an impending influx of new users from Facebook, which last week announced that it will offer users Skype-powered video calling through the Facebook.com site. Read More

Video: Facebook’s ‘Penthouse’ Cooling System

One of the huge chambers inside the "penthouse" cooling system used by Facebook in its new Oregon data center. Facebook has updated some elements of the system in its newest data centers. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt)

This video provides a detailed tour of the “penthouse” cooling system in Facebook’s new data center, which uses the upper floor of the building as a large cooling plenum with multiple chambers for cooling, filtering and directing the fresh air used to cool the data center. Read More

Video: Inside Facebook’s Server Room

The server room at the new Facebook data center in Prinevlle, Oregon, featuring a hot aisle containment system. (Photo credit: Alan Brandt)

On Friday Facebook opened the doors of its Prineville facility. This video tour provides a look inside the data halls housing thousands of servers that power Facebook, including a closer look at the custom servers, racks and UPS units. Read More

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