Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Facebook to Build $450 million Data Center in North Carolina

Facebook broke ground on the construction of a major data center located near Forest City in Rutherford County, North Carolina. When construction is completed, the data center will employ around 35-45 full-time and contract workers. Facebook is expected to invest about $450 million dollars in the project. The building will be designed to LEED gold standards. Facebook said it will implement the latest energy-saving designs in the data center.

"After a rigorous review of sites across the East Coast, we are pleased to locate our new data center in Rutherford County. The team we will hire here will help us provide faster, more reliable and more robust service to people around the world who rely on Facebook to connect and share," said Tom Furlong, Director of Site Operations for Facebook. "We are very grateful to the officials in Rutherford County and the State of North Carolina whose time, effort and commitment were instrumental in making this happen."

North Carolina has become a destination for data center projects, with recent projects underway by Apple, Google and IBM.

  • Facebook first wholly-owned data center is under construction in Prineville, Oregon.

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