Facebook today announced that Fort Worth, Texas, will be the home for its next data center, joining the ranks of the company’s Altoona, Prineville, Forest City and Lulea locations.
Like its predecessors, Fort Worth is planned with efficiency and sustainability in mind. Facebook continues its work work on data-center design, and claims it is an important part of its overall infrastructure efficiency efforts, which have helped the company save more than $2 billion in infrastructure costs over the last 3 years.
Fort Worth will be powered by 100% renewable energy, thanks to the 200 MW of new wind energy the company helped bring to the Texas grid as part of this deal. Facebook said that because of their sustainability efforts, the carbon impact of one person’s use of the social media site for an entire year is the same as the carbon impact of a medium latte.
“We also recognize that we all need to work together to ensure that our industry is more efficient and more sustainable over time. That’s why we openly share our designs for our data centers through the Open Compute Project, which now has more than 200 members and thousands of participants, all collaborating on the development of efficient and sustainable data center technologies,” said Tom Furlong, VP of Infrastructure.
Read more about the Fort Worth data center here.