Facebook has announced that it is planning to open first data center in Asia. The company said that it will be an 11-story building in Singapore. The company has confirmed that it is spending more than $1 billion US to build its first data center in Asia.
According to renders released by Facebook that the building will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy. Moreover, it will utilize a new ‘StatePoint Liquid Cooling’ system technology, which will minimize the consumption of water and power.
Facebook is Opening its First Data Center in Asia
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zurkerberg said in a Facebook post.
“Our community is growing quickly, and this is an important infrastructure to serve everyone,”
The building will feature a translucent cladding “made of a perforated lightweight material that allows airflow and its front will be bedecked with rows of plants.
The company claims that this new project will create hundreds of jobs and form part of our growing presence in Singapore and across Asia.
Facebook selected Singapore just because of robust infrastructure, access to fiber, a talented local workforce, and a great set of community partners.
The company has already its data centers in other parts of the world, including Oregon, North Carolina, Sweden, Iowa, Ireland and New Mexico.