It’s been a turbulent year for Facebook. Even as the social network has made headlines, it has continued to expand its massive global data infrastructure.
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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Here’s a look at the Top 10 data center stories on Data Center Frontier in 2018, ranked by pageviews. What was hot? Facebook, Google, Ashburn, liquid cooling, edge computing.
Frontier Spotlight September 2018, the most read stories on Data Center Frontier last month, includes the new Data Center 101 series, plus a deep dive into data lakes and Facebook’s latest moves in the data center space.
Facebook continues to accelerate its data center construction. The company will build two more data centers in Prineville, Oregon, which will be Facebook’s largest cloud campus.
Facebook is expanding its data center network to Asia with a colossal 11-story, 1.8 million square foot facility that will be one of the largest data center structures ever built.
A new cooling system will allow Facebook to efficiently expand its data center network in new places, including hot and humid climates. The membrane-based system was created by Facebook and cooling specialist Nortek.
The top data center stories for March 2018 featured news from, Facebook, the Open Compute Project and the cloud computing sector. Here’s a look at the hot news for Data Center Frontier readers.
As the Open Compute Project matures, leading players say the next wave of growth for OCP hardware may come from telecom companies.
Facebook has designed a distributed networking system to support the massive flows of data moving between its data centers. The debut of Fabric Aggregator lays the groundwork for even larger cloud campuses to come.
Facebook is kicking its infrastructure growth into a whole new gear. The company has accelerated its data center construction program, announcing five new cloud campuses in 15 months.