Facebook Plans to Build the Most Advanced Data Center in TheWorld
Posted: April 26, 2013 by Maja Johnson
Facebook is planning to spend $1.5 billion in order to build the most advanced data center in the world. The construction of the premises is planned to be executed in two stages, each costing $500 million.
The data center will spread on 1.4 million square feet and its location will be in the town of Altoona, Iowa. This will make this data center the largest one built do far as Apple's center in North Carolina is 500,000 sq. feet and Facebook's center in Oregon is 300,000 sq. feet.
Iowa is growing into a trendy location for all these Internet data centers. This is due to the benefits it offers regarding taxation as well as access to fiber optic. The land where the facility is planned to be built has also very low risk potential. With the construction of the new data center, code name "Catapult" Facebook is hoping for additional tax benefits since it is planning to use wind power to power the facilities.
So far, neither Facebook nor the City's Council has confirmed the news on the data center. However, the Des Moines Register states that Facebook is behind the $1 billion project that involves the construction of a data center.