Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Facebook could be about to announce a 146-acre data centre campus



Site could host four buildings measuring an average of 610,605 sqf, totalling more than 2.4 million sqf of flooring development.

Social media giant Facebook, which in recent months has raised the bar on its web scale data centre developments, could be about to announce one of its largest developments to date.

The company is readying a press conference at Papillion City Hall this Tuesday, in an event set to be attended by the Governor of Nebraska Pete Ricketts and Papillion Mayor David Black, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

Why could this mean a new data centre for Facebook? Back in December, the Papillion City Council approved the construction of one of the largest data centre campus in the Nebraska state.

The campus will occupy a piece of land measuring 146.07 acres with capacity for up to four hosting buildings measuring an average of 610,605 sqf, totalling more than 2.4 million sqf of flooring development.

The park where the server campus is to be built has been named Sarpy Power Park and is split into a West and East development.

The application for the data centre build has been made by a company named Raven Northbrook LLC, which according to the World-Herald, is no one else but Facebook as the two companies share the same headquarters address at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California.

In addition, law firm Fenwick & West LLP also appears in the application form. The company has for several times represented Facebook throughout its expansion over the years.

Until Facebook announces it is building the data centre, nothing is certain, however, all evidence points to the company being behind the next big campus in America which sits only 25Km away from Google’s $2.5bn Iowa data centre.

To be continued…