Facebook’s Building Its Ninth Data Center In The US & It Will Run Entirely On Green Energy
Facebook has just announced plans to build a data center in the suburbs of Papillion, Omaha in the US state of Nebraska, one that will be powered by “100 percent clean energy.”
CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself posted the announcement on the social media platform, detailing the company’s ninth such data cente. The center, which will stretch across 146 acres, is being planned to include four buildings, each over 56,000 square metres, connected by a tunnel.
The announcement doesn’t yet reveal how many jobs the data center will create (it vaguely states thousands), but Zuckerberg does specify that it will run on “100 percent clean and renewable energy.”
The center is being touted as one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centers in the world, with a focuses on efficiently utilising both electrical and water resources to minimise wastage.
As it keeps adding users and new features to the social network, like Facebook Stories, Facebook continues to require an increasing number of data centers. These work towards managing your text, photos, and videos, on the platform, as well as other newer additions like 360 videos and its virtual reality project.