Category: Data Center Construction

Study: Facebook’s Data Center Created Thousands of Jobs in Oregon

Data center construction in the U.S. has been booming over the past several years, and state and local governments have been competing to attract data center projects to their jurisdictions, primarily by offering tax breaks and by making it easier for the companies to go through planning processes.

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Facebook: Now It’s All About The Building by Peter Judge

Two weeks ago, my suggestion that we build data centers from straw was not entirely serious. But the coverage last week of Facebook’s new project in Sweden proves one thing: it actually is time we thought carefully about the buildings that house our tech.

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A Tale of Two Data Centers

Controlling the generation and managing the flow of heat is a crucial consideration in the choice of hardware, including storage hardware. Power consumption must often be traded off against performance and this leads to a wide choice of storage options in these data centers to trade off power use vs. needed performance.

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Facebook Taps Emerson for Rapid Deployment Design

Facebook has chosen Emerson Network Power to help implement its vision for a “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) that will combine factory-built components with lean construction techniques, the companies said today. The first implementation of the new concept will be Facebook’s second data center building in Luleå, Sweden.

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Data Center Lighting and Efficiency

As data center operators, engineers and architects consider different ways to make their data centers more efficient, often the last areas they consider is data center lighting. While lighting only comprises 3 to 5 percent of a data center’s energy load, it’s one of the easiest areas to address and one that will help take a data center with good Power Utilization Effectiveness (PUE) to one with great PUE.

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