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 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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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.
Facebook’s decision to build a $750 million data center near Atlanta adds some hyperscale heat to the rising profile of the Atlanta region, which is already seeing new projects from providers targeting the enterprise market.
Facebook’s data center infrastructure just keeps growing. The social network will invest $750 million in a new data center campus in Stanton Springs, Georgia, about 40 miles east of downtown Atlanta.
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During 2017, Facebook began building bigger data center campuses, applying more compute horsepower to AI, and using servers to warm homes.
Facebook will build two new data centers as it expands its campus in Prineville, Oregon, where the company built its very first data center back in 2011.
At the 7×24 Exchange, Facebook disclosed two arc flash incidents at its data center in Sweden, and how its post-event analysis headed off other potential incidents.