Facebook is in its aggressive and continuous progress for expansion as it plans to build its third data center outside of the US and locate it in the European country of Denmark. The company is said to be looking forward to putting up a facility that will have three server halls.
This will be located near Odense, an industrial place. It is also worth knowing that it is Denmark's third largest city, making it a strategic place to build the data center.
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According to fyek.dk, this would open up a lot of job opportunities, possibly giving 1,200 new jobs to interested and skilled professionals. It is reported that Mace, a UK-based firm, will be the one responsible for the construction of Facebook's mega project.
It will cover 500,000 square meters or 5.4 million square feet. Cassin Networks Apps, a company owned by Facebook, is reported to be the one who acquired the land for 68 million DKK or equivalent to $10,000,000. The municipality of Odense is also the direct recipient of the sum of money.
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Facebook also has another data center located in Lulea, Sweden which opened in 2013. It cost Facebook $450 million to construct it. However, the new Danish data center is said to be significantly larger than the Swedish base.
"We have not made any final decision to come to Denmark. It takes years to get a site ready for a new data centre, and because of the long lead time, we're always evaluating potential new locations as we expand our global infrastructure. By doing work upfront, we can move fast when we do need more capacity. But, we're not committing to anything right now," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.
Reports also claim that Facebook's expansion is not limited to Denmark, as it is also considering building another data center in the heart of Ireland, possibly costing them another $220 million. The ice-laden country is pursuing giant tech corporations to invest in its country to usher in a new age of unrivalled growth.