Facebook Breaks Ground On A New Rutherford North Carolina Data Center
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue announced yesterday that Facebook will be building their second data center in Rutherford County. The scheduled opening is for March 2012 and it is slated to employ 35-45 full-time and contract workers. The price tag? $450 million dollars…
Already under construction and due to open in 2011, Facebook’s previously announced Oregon data center has been designed with a variety of energy saving technologies. These include an evaporative cooling system, the re-use of its own server heat, a proprietary uninterrupted power supply, and the ability to cool the facility 70% of the year simply by bringing in colder air from the outside.
It was announced that the new North Carolina data center will be utilizing much of the same technology to make the new data center as energy-efficient as possible.
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With Facebook growing at an astounding rate, the new data center gives them plenty more room to spread their wings even more!