Data Centers of Facebook Social Network
Facebook is known as the king of social networking, and spends about $50 million per year with US Data Centers. In May 2009, was worth $20 million. Increase occurred because of the growth in the number of registered users in social network, which is now reached to 500 million users.
Have you ever wondered how much the Facebook spend with your data center? About $50 million per year for leasing services space, according to the Data Center Knowledge analysis. In May 2009, the social network spent about $20 million a year.
The growth of spending was on account of investment made by the company when the social network increased from 200 million to 500 million users recently. During this period, Facebook has acquired some data centers in major poles facing the Internet: Ashburn, Virginia and Silicon Valley. There was also an announcement that the company has plans to build a data center in Prineville for further expansion.
The $50 million does not include the project in Prineville, then it is very likely that soon the value grows. For now, the project has been estimated at between U.S. $180 million and $215 million. The new unit will have a big investment, but the new facility dedicated to energy efficiency will reduce operating costs of the company.
Much of what is spent on data centers technology come from four businesses: Digital Realty Trust, DuPont Fabros Technology, Fortune Data Centers and Core Site Realty, which operate some of Facebook’s data centers.