Data Centers

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

    … Odense, Denmark, will be the site of Facebook’s eighth data center and its third one in Europe. Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post Thursday (embedded below): We just announced that we’re building our eighth data center–and our third in Europe–in Odense, Denmark. Like the data center I visited in Fort…

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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.

    … By David Cohen on Sep. 14, 2016 - 6:00 PM Los Lunas, N.M., will be the site of Facebook’s seventh data center, the social network announced Wednesday. The new data center in Los Lunas is scheduled to go online in late 2018, joining four others in the U.S.—Fort Worth, Texas; Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Ore.; and Forest City, N.C.–as well…

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  • Facebook Develops Custom 360-Degree Video Stabilization Technology

    … percent less storage for the same amount of data compared with compressed InnoDB. Ultimately, this will allow us to use one-half as many server machines to host our MySQL databases. By sharing MyRocks with the community through open source, we hope that others can also take advantage of these efficiencies. Database engineer Yoshinori Matsunobu…

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

    …, prototype and test. Today we have hardware labs all over the world—from our Oculus facilities in the Seattle area to our Aquila hangar in the U.K. to our laser communications lab in Southern California—as well as a number of custom labs in our Menlo Park office that are used by the Oculus, Connectivity Lab and infrastructure teams. These labs have all…

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

    … Why is there a wall featuring thousands of mobile devices, older and newer, in Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Ore.? It’s not there for decoration. Facebook production engineer Antoine Reversat described how Facebook examines the impact of code changes on thousands of devices in a blog post. Reversat wrote: Initially, engineers tested…

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  • Open Compute Project, Telecom Giants Form OCP Telco Project

    … By David Cohen on Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:00 PM The Open Compute Project, which was founded by Facebook in 2011 to focus on technology for data centers, is taking aim at telecommunications. Open Compute Project president and chairman and Facebook vice president of infrastructure Jason Taylor announced in a blog post that AT&T, Deutsche…

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

    … and sustainable data centers in the world. It will feature the latest in our Open Compute Project hardware designs—including Yosemite, Wedge and 6-pack—and it will be cooled using outdoor air instead of energy-intensive air conditioners. (Yes, we can make that work even in the middle of the kinds of summers we have here in Texas.) Readers: What do you think of Facebook’s selection of Fort Worth? Fort Worth Stock Yards image courtesy of Shutterstock. …

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

    … By David Cohen on Jun. 3, 2015 - 9:00 AM Facebook’s data center in Altoona, Iowa, continued its rapid growth pace, as the social network announced that work will begin on a third building this summer. Plans for the second building on the site were revealed last April, and the data center went online last November. Site manager Brice Towns…

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