Additional Facebook Data Center Lined Up In Oregon
Facebook users’ messages, likes, and photo uploads may at some point have (another) very tangible effect on Prineville, Oregon. It’s starting to look like Facebook – which is already building one data center near the city – could also build a second facility.
To be clear: nothing’s been confirmed, and no timeframe’s even been hinted at. But people have at least gone on the record.
Prineville City Manager Steve Forrester told John Letzing, "What they [Facebook] have indicated to us is they would like to continue with expansion, which would require a second building just like the one they just built."
Facebook’s been on something of a data center spree since early last year. First it announced the Prineville data center. Later, the company decided to double the facility’s size. Then in November, it committed to building a data center in Forest City, North Carolina, as well.
So we’ll keep an eye out for announcements regarding a second groundbreaking in Prineville. With the 120 or so acres Facebook owns in the area, the company could definitely make something happen.