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Facebook will cool its first European data center for free in Sweden

Peter Sayer | Oct. 28, 2011
Facebook has begun building a data center in Lulea, Sweden, where it will benefit from cheap electricity and year-round free air cooling, the company announced Thursday.

Due to incorrect information supplied by the vendor, the second paragraph of the story "Facebook will cool its first European data center for free in Sweden," posted Thursday, gave incorrect information about the number of data center buildings and the dates they will enter service. The first building will contain four server halls, the first of which will be ready for fit-out by the end of next year. It will not enter service until April or May 2013. The site has room for two further buildings but Facebook has no plans to begin constructing them.

The story has been corrected on the wire, and the second paragraph now reads:The data center will be Facebook's first in Europe, and its third worldwide. The company expects to begin fitting out the first server hall by the end of next year, and will begin serving the first Facebook users from it in April or May 2013. Three other server halls in the same 28,000 square-meter building will be ready for fit-out by 2014. The site has room for two other buildings of the same size, but Facebook has no plans to begin constructing them yet.

 

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