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.
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.
Headquarters: Menlo Park, CA
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.
Facebook announced this week that it will expand its Eagle Mountain Data Center in Utah by more than 900,000 square feet with two new buildings, highlighting the extraordinary growth of data center campuses.
Facebook will invest $1 billion to add three huge data center buildings to its campus in Georgia. The construction project will add 1.5 million square feet of capacity.
Facebook will invest $800 million in a new data center campus in Gallatin, Tennessee, about 20 miles north of Nashville. It is the company’s third new data center announcement since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Facebook will build an $800 million data center campus in De Kalb, Illinois west of Chicago, signaling that the company’s relentless expansion of its Internet infrastructure is not being slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dominion Energy will add six new solar power facilities to provide 350 MW of renewable energy for Facebook data centers. The new supply helps address the concerns raised by Greenpeace about the pace of Dominion’s renewable energy program.
As Facebook builds more fiber routes to move data traffic between its data centers, it will begin selling unused capacity to other companies, effectively entering the wholesale fiber business.
In a hyperscale deal that reflects the intersection of power and data, Digital Realty has procured 80 megawatts of solar power for Facebook in Northern Virginia.