Maintaining a database is not an easy task. Keeping the internet and devices cool is also a work of hectic and power consumption by the devices used is always a headache for the tech companies. Every company have tried and still trying to keep their devices and machine cool by any means they could. With Microsoft has been exploring the possibilities of underwater data centers, Google using its AI expertise to trim cost. However, for Facebook, the idea is simple: move to the cold country.
The social network built its data center in the small town of Lulea, just 70 miles from Artic circle. The Facebook founder shared a dozen pictures from the site, saying he wanted to show off “some rare photos of the most advanced technology Facebook is building around the world.” You can take a look at some below:
The Founder adds “The whole system is 10% more efficient and uses almost 40% less power than traditional data centers.”