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October 28, 2011

Facebook Announces Sweden Based Data Center, Says It’s Really Cold There

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Facebook Sweden Plant

Large data centers cost a lot of money to cool down, especially when they are built in warmer climate areas and that’s why Facebook is building their next state of the art data center in Sweden.

The company announced this week that they will build a 900,000 square foot server farm in Lulea, Sweden, a town of just 45,000 people that is located 600 miles north of Stockholm and just 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle.

The locations appeal for Facebook is the areas average temperature which is just 27.5 degrees. The company hopes that the colder temperatures will help keep their servers cool and therefore they will use less electricity to power their facility.  read more

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