Thursday, October 19, 2017

Facebook opens $1bn Texas data centre campus

Web scaler has filled for further expansion at the site, as construction of other hubs in the US and Denmark continue.

Social media giant Facebook has officially opened another multi-million Dollar data centre campus, this time in Fort Worth, North Texas.

The campus sits on a piece-of-land of 150 acres and has been launched with two data centre buildings having a combined floor space of 950,000 sqf.

Tom Furlong, vice president of infrastructure at Facebook, said: “Facebook apps and services are now coming to you every day from this facility.

“If you are local, there is a high probability you are using this site. All of your profile information is stored here. Our data centres form the foundation of how we connect billions of people.

“The Fort Worth data centre is a cornerstone in our global infrastructure. We have in this facility our latest hardware — our most hyper-efficient designs.”

Works at the site were initiated in 2015 for the first data centre, with a second building breaking ground soon after due to rapid growth surrounding Facebook’s online platforms.

However, despite having just been put to use, the two data centres are soon to get another 440,000 sqf, $267m companion, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

Facebook is also planning a fourth and fifth data centre for the campus which has a combined total investment of $1bn.

Facebook’s Texas data centres add to a global footprint of five sites spread across the US, Ireland and Sweden.

However, the company has plans to add four more facilities which are already under construction in Denmark and the US.