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Facebook Builds First European Data Center in Lulea, Sweden

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Hello all, just wanted to share some great news from my hometown Luleå, with 75 000 Citizen :)

Facebook Builds First European

Data Center in Lulea, Sweden

Facebook today announced that it will locate its third data center in Lulea,

Sweden, which lies near the Arctic Circle. The data center is Facebook’s first

data center in Europe and will serve more than 800 million Facebook users.

“After a rigorous review process of sites across Europe, we concluded that

Lulea offered the best package of resources – including a suitable climate for

environmental cooling, clean power resources, available land, talented

regional workforce and supportive business and corporate environment”,

says Tom Furlong, Director of Site Operations at Facebook....................................

http://www.lulea.se/download/18.8681c901332188d51580002309/press-release_eng_111027.pdf

http://investors.swecogroup.com/files/press/sweco/201110312227-1.jpg

http://www.swecogroup.com/en/Sweco-group/Press/Press-releases/?p=press&afw_id=1216890

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I live about 20 kilometers southwest of Luleå, only a few hundred meters from where I work, I see them harvesting the forest now and build up the soil. That means jobs and skills to the region, not to mention the infrastructure for the Internet in the area :)

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