Facebook Building Second Massive Data Center in North Carolina

Posted on: November 11, 2011

  • Facebook announced on Monday it has begun building a second massive data center in Forest City, North Carolina, even before the social networking site’s first data center has opened, according to a report by Data Center Knowledge.
  • Facebook data center manager George Henry said the second data center will mirror the 300,000 square foot Building 1, which it recently completed and is now being equipped with its first batch of servers.
  • This latest expansion only signals how rapidly the website is growing. Since Facebook began construction on its first Rutherford County data center last November, its membership has grown from 500 million users to more than 800 million users. The company has also started building its second facility at its data center campus in Prineville, Oregon.
  • Facebook purchased 150 acres of land from Rutherford County for the $450 million project, in which the company build its first data center on vacant land, as well as demolished a former Mako Marine factory on the site to make way for a second data center. Facebook’s construction team, comprised of DPR Construction and Fortis Construction, employs about 500 people per day at the site. News of the second phase promises similar activity for at least another year.

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3 Responses to "Facebook Building Second Massive Data Center in North Carolina"

I read that the Carolina grading company, Wayne Bros., were contracted for the site development of the new Facebook Data Center. They had a challenging time due to the aggressive project schedule and adverse weather conditions.

hi henry, I found Face book’s north carolina data center eagle view on youtube. pls. check link
Facebook’s Data Center in Rutherfordton, NC

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