16 Photos of Facebook data center you need to see

Facebook data center

Data centers deliver all of Facebook’s services to you. They’re some of the most complex machines ever created.

In 2011, Facebook announced open Compute project as a means of publicly sharing the image designs of its Data centres in order to kick-start dialogue and collectively build or develop the perfect and most efficient computing infrastructure where possible.

Beginning in 2009, 3 Facebook employees dedicated themselves to designing and building a custom servers, Power supplies, UPS units, Server racks and Battery backup systems for the company’s premier data center in Prineville, Oregon.

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Then in 2011, Facebook data center in Prineville used about 38% less energy to do a work that is equal to the company’s other data center at the same time, and costs about 24% less

Ever since then, Facebook has improved on its designs with which the Images of the 16 Facebook data center locations can tell well.

As of 2015, there are only Five Facebook data centers but on 24th January 2016, Mark Zuckerberg Announced the construction of the sixth data centre of Facebook at Clonee, Ireland and will be the second European data center, after Luleå in Sweden.

Here is what Mark Zuckerberg said about the sixth data center “Clonee Data Center will be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centers in the world. It will feature the latest server, storage and network designs developed through the Open Compute Project, and will be powered by 100% renewable energy.”

With the help of Facebook and photographer Alan Brandt, Techliet have compiled some of the photos to show off what Facebook’s data centers look like from the inside and outside. And these are some really gorgeous-looking facilities.

List of Facebook data centers in the US

  • Prineville Data Center
  • Altoona Data Center
  • Fort Worth Data Center
  • Forest City Data Center.

List of Facebook data centers in the European

  • Clonee, Ireland.
  • Luleå in Sweden.


Photos of Facebook data center

  • The interior of Facebook’s data center in Forest City, North Carolina. The company launched this center in 2010.


  • Here’s a rendering of what the finished Lulea data center using rapid data center deployment (RDDC) will look like.


  • Lulea’s rapid deployment data center (RDDC) design is all about being lean, which allows Facebook to deploy two data halls in the time it previously took to deploy one, thus reducing the cost of construction.


  • Inside Lulea’s first data center building, you can see Facebook’s “vanity free” approach to design, since there are no plastic bezels in front of its servers — something commonly found in other data centers — to allow those servers to draw in more air.


  • In the Lulea data center, web server and storage designs use snaps and spring-loaded catches to hold components in place.


  • Another Facebook’s unique server design, technicians, like this one working in Prineville, don’t have to spend time finding the right tools and unscrewing multiple components every time they need to replace a failed component.


  • Facebook’s rapid data center deployment — currently only used in Lulea, and not Prineville, the data center pictured here — is similar to assembling a car: The structural frame is built before all of the components, which are attached on an assembly line in a factory. The entire structure is driven to the building site on a truck.


  • Facebook’s Prineville data center also uses a lot of wires and cables. In fact, there are 950 miles worth of wires and cables in this data center alone, which is roughly the distance between Boston and Indianapolis.


  • This is Facebook’s data center in Prineville, Oregon, which is the first data center deployed using the company’s Open Compute Project designs.


  • The Prineville data center also has a ton of concrete: 14,254 cubic yards, to be exact. Imagine a sidewalk that’s 24.3 miles long.


  • Here you can see technicians delivering server racks to Lulea’s building one, the company’s first data center building.


  • As a result of these unique data centers, Facebook can handle 6 billion daily “Likes,” as well as the 400 billion photos and 7.8 trillion messages that have been sent since Facebook was founded a decade ago.


  • Facebook began construction on its second data center in Lulea, Sweden, in March 2014.


  • With the efficiency gains afforded by the unique server designs, Facebook has reduced the average repair time to swap parts by more than 50%.


  • Facebook used 1,560 tons of steel to build its Prineville data center, which is the equivalent to 900 mid-size cars.


  • The sixth data center of Facebook at Clonee, Ireland and will be the second European data center as announced by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg .




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