Facebook’s Second Data Center In Oregon

To handle increasing numbers of its users, Facebook is going to build a second data center in Oregon.

According to Facebook data Center Manager Ken Patchett, the company will start the construction in October on a facility similar to its existing 3000,000 square foot data center. ” We believe the construction of the phased expansion of Building 2, and the operation of Building 1, staffing and supplying of the Prineville Data Center will continue to have a positive impact on the Crook County-Prineville economy,” she said.

The building will be creating 450 construction jobs, with the project lasting approximately a year. Currently, there are 54 full-time employees providing building maintenance,security and server maintenance.

The data center is expected to be completed in early 2012.

 

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