Facebook’s data centers are among the most advanced, energy-efficient data centers in the world.
Several years ago, we designed and constructed a new data center that was 38% more energy efficient and cost 24% less to build and run than a traditional data center. Then we shared the designs with the world and launched Open Compute Project, the world’s first open hardware movement. Every data center we’ve built since features increasingly efficient and scalable technology infrastructure. Wherever possible, we’re powering them with clean and renewable energy.
Our infrastructure team engineered these efficiencies, rethinking every aspect of the data center from how each technology component is designed and networked together to the design and construction of the buildings themselves.