Facebook’s data centers are among the most advanced, energy- and water- efficient data centers in the world.
Starting with our first data center in Prineville, Oregon, Facebook has sought to revolutionize data center design to maximize efficiency and reliability. By rethinking and reengineering everything from servers to cooling systems, we designed and constructed a new data center that was 38% more energy efficient, cost 24% less to build and run, and used 50% less water than a traditional data center. With every data center we build, we iterate on our designs to feature increasingly efficient and scalable infrastructure. We’ve taken our work a step further by helping to found the Open Compute Project to publicly share these designs and drive efficiency improvements across the industry.