October 3, 2016

Facebook announces new data center in Denmark

This will be the company’s third data center outside the Unites States

Yesterday, Danish website fyens.dk reported that Facebook has revealed plans of building a new data center facility in Denmark. They say that the new data center will be used to store and manage the company’s growing data such as photos and videos.

The new facility will be Facebook’s third data center outside the United States. The data center will be built in Odense, which is Denmark’s third largest city and will measure about 184,000 sq.mt.

The report also stated that the data center in Denmark will be larger than Facebook’s $450 million data center in Luleå, Sweden, which opened in 2013. Facebook is also in the process of building another $220 million data center in Ireland.

The report says that the Denmark facility will have three server halls. The construction efforts will be led by British firm Mace and a fence was put up around the site at the end of last week with the area being monitored by security.

Data centers are important for Facebook as they deal with an increasing amount of information on its platform. These huge data centers are used to compute and process the actions taken by Facebook’s users around the world every day.

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