Facebook Announces New Fort Worth Data Center
The Texas facility will be powered by 100% renewable energy.
Facebook has announced that Fort Worth, TX, will be the home for its next data center.
According to a blog post by Tom Furlong, VP of Infrastructure, the company expects “…Fort Worth to be one of the most advanced, efficient, and sustainable data centers in the world. Our continuing work on data center design is an important part of our overall infrastructure efficiency efforts, which have helped us save more than $2 billion in infrastructure costs over the last three years.
“And like its immediate predecessor, Fort Worth will be powered by 100% renewable energy, thanks to the 200 MW of new wind energy we helped bring to the Texas grid as part of this deal. Thanks to our continued focus on efficiency and our investments in renewables in recent years, the carbon impact of one person’s use of Facebook for an entire year is the same as the carbon impact of a medium latte,” he added.
Facebook shares its data center designs through the Open Compute Project.
Read more about the Fort Worth data center here.