Facebook Unveils Custom Servers, Facility Design

The interior of new Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Facebook today unveiled details of its new technology infrastructure, which features custom-built servers, racks and UPS units that will fill its new data center in Prineville, Oregon. The facility is optimized from the two-story structure right down to the servers to reflect the company’s vision for energy efficient data center operations. Read More

Facebook’s Appetite for SSD Boosts Fusion-io

A look at the new Facebook data center in Prineville, Oregon, which will soon be adding a second building. (Photo credit: Chuck Goolsbee, Facebook).

Facebook’s appetite for solid-state storage has made it the largest customer for Fusion-io, which this week announced plans for an initial public offering. Facebook’s use of SSD aligns with the company’s relentless focus on performance and speed. Read More

With NC Site, Facebook Rebuffs Greenpeace

North Carolia Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton (left) and Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco (right) present a North Carolina state flag to Facebook Director of Site Operations Tom Furlong during the announcement Thursday of the new Facebook facility in Rutherford County, N.C..

Facebook’s choice of North Carolina for a new data center highlights the company’s focus on energy efficient facilities as the best path to reducing its carbon impact, rather than placing data centers near renewable energy sources, as Greenpeace has urged. Read More

Facebook Plans North Carolina Data Center

An image of the planned Facebook data center in Rutherford County, North Carolina.

Facebook will invest $450 million in a new data center facility in North Carolina, the company said today. The data center near Forest City in Rutherford County will be Facebook’s second company-built data center, following on the facility now being completed in Prineville, Oregon. Read More

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