Following in a growing line of eco-friendly data centers, Facebook announced on August 15th, 2017 that their newest center in New Albany, Ohio would be powered by renewable energy. The data center’s power sources would include “wind, hydroelectric, and solar power”, according to Facebook’s representative, Lindsay Amos. This New Albany branch is set to open in 2019, becoming the tenth data center for Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Network. Amos also added that, ultimately, the data center’s goal would be, “100 percent clean and renewable energy in our mix for our entire operations”.
The US-Norwegian company Kolos has big plans for the tiny town of Ballangen, Norway, located near the Arctic Circle. There, on these icy grounds, they’re planning to build the world’s biggest data center. Once completed, this mammoth structure would require 1,000 megawatts of power to run with facilities spanning 600,000 square meters. Yet this immense project won’t reach its final stages for another 10 years at least! In the meantime, we’ll tell you what the future holds for Kolos’s gigantic data center. Read More