Social networking giant Facebook announced it is building its first custom data center, a $180 million facility in Oregon that will help the company keep pace with its 350 million – and growing – users worldwide.
In a blog post on the company’s site, Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations for Facebook, noted that while the company is a major leaser of data center space, the new facility in Prineville, Ore., is the first the company is building from the ground up.
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