Data Centers

  • Facebook’s Eighth Data Center to Be Located in Odense, Denmark

    … Worth, Texas, Tuesday, this one will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and support thousands of jobs in the community over the next few years. Data centers are the physical infrastructure to support our community. They’re basically giant machines that control power, temperature, connectivity and maintenance for tens of thousands of little…

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  • Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

    … that it was built on the data-center technology it used for its Wedge 100 top-of-rack switch, and it was able to transmit Ethernet traffic at 200 gigabits per second over a single wavelength. Messenger was also a frequent topic during Facebook’s hackathons, and the social network said in its blog post: Hackathons often aren’t long enough to create…

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  • Facebook, Google Team Up on Subsea Cable Across Pacific Ocean

    … estimated design capacity of 120 tbps. PLCN will also be one of the longest direct cable systems in the world, connecting Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Most Pacific subsea cables go from the U.S. to Japan, and this new direct route will give us more diversity and resiliency in the Pacific. As the number of people using Facebook applications and services continues to grow in the region, PLCN will help further connect Asia and our data centers in the U.S. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on PLCN? …

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  • Facebook Eyes Data Center in Odense, Denmark (Report)

    …. And Reuters added that the data center itself will occupy 184,000 square meters and spur the creation of some 1,200 jobs to build it. Facebook announced last month that it will build a data center in Los Lunas, N.M., joining four others in the U.S.—Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Ore.; and Forest City, N.C.—as well as facilities in Clonee, Ireland; and Luleå, Sweden. Image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

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  • Facebook’s Next Data Center Will Be in Los Lunas, N.M.

    … as facilities in Clonee, Ireland; and Luleå, Sweden. Facebook said in a blog post: Los Lunas will be outfitted with the latest Open Compute Project compute, storage and networking technologies and will be powered by 100-percent renewable energy, making it one of the most efficient and sustainable data centers in the world. To learn more about the new facility, visit the Los Lunas Data Center Facebook page.…

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  • Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

    … and common network protocols. Finally, Facebook announced at the @Scale event that it deployed its MyRocks next-generation MySQL storage engine, based on RocksDB, in one of its largest database services, the UDB tier, adding in an email to SocialTimes: After deploying MyRocks to this tier in one of our data center regions, we were able to use 50…

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  • Area 404: Facebook’s New 22,000-Square-Foot Hardware Lab

    …—including one in a repurposed mail room, in our old Palo Alto (Calif.) headquarters—were built for our infrastructure teams to prototype custom racks, servers, storage systems and network switches for our data centers. As new, hardware-oriented teams like Connectivity Lab and Oculus started to form, we built additional labs for those teams to design…

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  • How Facebook Sees How Thousands of Devices React to Code Changes

    … of commits per week, the number of iterations needed per test to get statistically significant results, etc.), we’d need to scale to nine of these rooms in our Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters within a year. This wouldn’t work, so we decided to move our mobile device lab into a data center. For much more on the challenges faced by the team working on the mobile device lab in Prineville, as well as future plans, please see Reversat’s blog post. …

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  • Open Compute Project, Telecom Giants Form OCP Telco Project

    … Telekom, EE, SK Telecom, Verizon Communications, Equinix and Nexius have joined the organization and helped launch the OCP Telco Project. Taylor said the three main goals of the OCP Telco Project are: Communicating telco technical requirements effectively to the OCP community. Strengthening the OCP ecosystem to address the deployment and operational…

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  • Facebook’s Next Data Center: Fort Worth, Texas

    … powered by renewable energy, adding: Like its predecessors, we expect Fort Worth to be one of the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centers in the world. Our continuing work on data-center design is an important part of our overall infrastructure efficiency efforts, which have helped us save more than $2 billion in infrastructure costs over…

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  • Facebook Data Center in Altoona, Iowa, Getting Third Building

    … broke the news in a note on the Altoona Data Center page: The new building in Altoona will be the first “third” building on any data-center site in our network. We are on track to start serving traffic in the second building later this year. Like the existing Altoona data-center campus, the third building will be powered by renewable energy from…

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