Facebook opens new data center in New Albany, Ohio
“Through this partnership, Facebook will help build a new lab and develop a new integration program that will enhance students’ skills and better prepare them for the careers of the future. We anticipate this grant will benefit about 1,300 high school students in Licking Heights.”
“We are proud to be part of the New Albany community and look forward to continuing to strengthen our partnership for years to come.”
Facebook opened its first custom-built data center in Prineville, Oregon back in 2011.
The company has since launched many data centers around the world, including its first data center in Asia, due to open in 2022.
The Asia data center, located in Singapore, represents a US$1 billion investment in a 1.8 million square-foot campus.
According to Fortis Construction, data center is designed from the ground up with new features to minimize the use of water, energy, and land.
“This facility, like all Facebook data centers, will be supported by 100% clean and renewable energy. To conserve space, the data center will utilize a new 11-storey building design specifically tailored to Singapore. The building façade will be made of a perforated lightweight material that allows air flow and provides glimpses of the state-of-the-art mechanical equipment inside.”
Recently analyst firm Dell’Oro group predicted that software-defined data centers, server architecture evolution, cloud consolidation, edge computing, and server network connectivity advances will shape the data center industry in 2020.