Saturday, October 29, 2011

Facebook chooses the cold northern Sweden

The social network Facebook announced this week it will build its third center servers and the first in Europe in Luleå , northern Sweden.

The center will be composed of three cameras and servers will serve about 800 million users of social networking in Europe, said during the presentation in Luleå, Tom Furlong, head of new facilities Facebook.

The investment will amount to between 3,000 and 5,000 million Swedish crowns (between 329 and 549 million euros), of which the Swedish Government will provide approximately 100 ( 11 million euros ), said the Swedish Minister of Industry, Annie Lööf.

The choice of Luleå is mainly due to its weather, as it is in the coldest area of Sweden and the cold is necessary to keep the temperature of the servers, said Furlong.

The construction process will begin immediately and is expected that the first camera server is ready within a year and the entire project is completed in 2014 .


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