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A status update on Facebook's homegrown datacenters
With more than 1.32 billion users and counting, Facebook is arguably at the forefront of burgeoning but still nascent social media world. But the Menlo Park, Calif.-headquartered company is also paving the way in a manner in which most of its global membership base might not be as familiar.
While Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services clamor over hosting the cloud needs of its Silicon Valley neighbors and social media darlings from Pinterest to Pulse, Facebook has been building out its own datacenter footprint over the last few years.
Emphasizing inspirations from open source to energy efficiency, the world's largest social network shared its latest updates with ZDNet, revealing cost and power savings attributed to its cutting-edge datacenter designs.
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Facebook: Prineville, Oregon
Over the past three years, Facebook boasted it has saved more than $1.2 billion by optimizing its full stack for the datacenter, hardware, and software.
Pictured above, Facebook's flagship datacenter building in Prineville, Oregon was constructed with 950 miles of wire and cable — touted to be equivalent to the distance between Boston and Indianapolis.