Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh offered up some data on big data at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, sharing statistics with reporters and describing the social network’s Project Prism data-management effort.
Facebook filed an application with the city of Prineville, Ore., to construct a new data center near the 334,000-square-foot facility it opened in April 2011 and the twin building it is erecting next door.
Facebook will follow up its announcement of a European data center in Luleå, Sweden, with a similar initiative in Asia, at Central Taiwan Science Park.
Facebook is hosting an Open Compute summit to discuss the latest innovations in data center design, and you can watch a live video of it right here.
Facebook is moving forward with an expansion of its Oregon data center earlier than expected, thanks to a little help from lawmakers and a much needed power upgrade.
Greenpeace is about to break the world record for the most comments on a single Facebook post.
LIVE COVERAGE of Facebook’s announcement of the open compute project, a partnership with several vendors to create energy efficient data centers. Be sure to hit refresh to keep up with the real-time updates of this post!
Greenpeace has set a deadline of Earth Day, April 22, for Facebook to pledge to switch from coal to renewable energy sources.
Rather than continuing with large leasing agreements as the company scales its user base, Facebook is deciding to develop their own data centers according to Rich Miller of Data Center Knowledge. The news comes at a time when Facebook is racing toward 400 million users. Given that the company has become “cash flow positive” and has more cash from the most recent DST investment, building their own data center makes more sense.