To beef up its infrastructure, Facebook on Tuesday made an announcement of building a massive wind-powered data center in Fort Worth, Texas.
The project is already under construction. The data center will consist of three 250,000-square-foot buildings sprawled across the 111-acre site. When the Fort Worth data center comes online in late 2016, it will be 100% powered by 200 megawatts of wind energy and cooled using outdoor air instead of air conditioners.
In a post, Ken Patchett, Facebook’s Director of Data Center Operations stated that the project has been undertaken to bolster Facebook’s growing global infrastructure, be it Facebook on desktop and mobile or Internet.org., reports Mashable.
The social network has 1.5 billion users, more than half the number of global Internet users, and is still growing. Given the stats, it is quite obvious that the Fort Worth data center is much required.