Facebook will establish a pioneering new data center near Forest City in Rutherford County, North Carolina, as announced on the county’s local gov page. The construction of the facility will create over 250 jobs and will eventually employ 35-45 full-time workers and contractors, but it that’s not the only importance this $450M carries.
“…the building will be designed to LEED gold standards. In addition, Facebook will employ innovative cooling and power management technologies to make the facility one of the most energy efficient data centers in the United States.
Facebook is also a leading pioneer in efficient software and facility will use technologies developed by Facebook to rely on fewer than half the computing power…that a similar data center would have required only a few years ago.”
N.C. has been selected to be the designated location for data centers by Facebook, but Google, IBM and Apple have all announced of their own individual prospected projects for building data centers across the nation. With the expansion, progression and development of the digital era it’s no wonder, but it’s the second part of this industry development that proves to be really attention-grabbing.
The need for more and more efficient cloud solutions and data storage centers is contributing to both N.C. and a more powerful industrial revolution, as discussed we here. It’s a revolution steeped in personal data needs, with more control and management on the horizon. Leading up to that is the growth of Facebook as a network, with official word on where its storage center will break ground. This will only grow in importance as Facebook extends to the mobile realm, where users will want immediate and contextualized access to their social graph.
The innovations in and around the evolution of data and data management are growing into a new age, and solving problems mechanically has never been easier. ‘Data factories’ as Abhishek Mehta, administration director for big data and analytics at Bank of America called them may just be leading this ‘revolution’, as that includes the projected Facebook center in North Carolina.