Facebook says that a configuration error broke its connection with a key network backbone, disconnecting Facebook from all of data centers and leaving its DNS servers unreachable, the company said.
As a social networking giant, Facebook has massive data center needs for all the vacation pictures, status updates, and funny videos that are uploaded every minute. These data demands have created spaces for Facebook to innovate, including networking, AI, hardware, and renewable energy generation.
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Facebook’s growth and the industry’s approach to sustainability were the hot topics for September for readers of Data Center Frontier. Here are the 10 most popular stories in September 2021.
Facebook is pursuing a massive expansion of its data center infrastructure in Oregon, prompting developer QTS Data Centers to seek approvals for more renewable energy for its new campus in Hillsboro.
Facebook has invested $16 billion in building and operating its data centers in the United States, the company said yesterday as it unveiled a new web site showcasing its plans for 40 million square feet of global data center infrastructure.
Capital, climate and cooling were the major themes that DCF readers were tracking closely last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier in August 2021.
In response to growing concerns about climate change and data center water usage, Facebook says it intends to be water positive by 2030, meaning it will return more water to the environment than it consumes in its global operations.
Facebook announced a series of major investments in water conservation as it confirmed plans for an $800 million data center campus in Mesa, Arizona. The project had brought national attention to the data center industry’s stewardship of scarce water resources in drought-stricken areas.
The industry’s largest players and markets topped the news last month. Here are the 10 most popular stories on Data Center Frontier during May 2021.
Facebook will build two more data centers at its campus in Iowa, which will now feature 4.1 million square feet of space. The new construction adds to the massive cloud computing cluster in Iowa.
As it continues a massive global expansion of its infrastructure, Facebook is rolling out a multi-story data center design featuring two floors of server rooms at its campus in Prineville, Oregon.