Facebook has this week announced that it plans to launch a new data centre in order to make their website and technologies faster for the region.
It will be located at Clonee in Country Meath in Ireland, and will be the first to be opened within the country.
It is also the second of Facebook’s data centre’s in Europe, with the second already located in Sweden.
Facebook says that this will be “one of the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centers in the world”, whilst being powered by 100 percent renewable energy via Ireland’s wind resources.
Facebook explained more with the following:
Clonee will be packed full of cutting-edge technology, making it one of the most advanced, efficient and sustainable data centers in the world. All the racks, servers, and other components have been designed and built from scratch as part of the Open Compute Project, an industry-wide coalition of companies dedicated to creating energy- and cost-efficient infrastructure solutions and sharing them as open source.
Our data center in Clonee will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to Ireland’s robust wind resources. This will help us reach our goal of powering 50 percent of our infrastructure with clean and renewable energy by the end of 2018.
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