Social Media pioneer Facebook has hired Global Power Supply to provide the power needs for the company’s brand-new office in Prineville, Oregon. The state of the art new data center requires a significant amount of backup electricity to ensure that its servers never go down.
Construction began on this new facility for Facebook in January 2010 with the goal of developing an extremely energy efficient computing infrastructure at a low cost. The building was specially designed to be one of the most advanced and cost-efficient green data centers in the industry.
"Inspired by the model of open source software, we want to share the innovations in our data center for the entire industry to improve upon,” said Tom Furlong, the Director of Operations at Facebook. "Having energy efficient software and servers means we can support more people on Facebook and offer them new and real time social experiences."
Facebook’s engineering and design team required a custom power system that could handle the global social media website’s massive demands on servers, including back-up power generators on hand to ensure that the site never goes down or experiences other severe technical problems due to power failure.
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Global Supply Co. is a renowned provider of critical power equipment and fully integrated power services. The company specializes in emergency backup systems and primary power technology, making it a perfect fit for Facebook’s new data center in Oregon.
"Global Power Supply has been a valuable member of our data center deployment team, their expertise in standby power applications as well as their competent and responsive project management approach has allowed us to meet our project goals." said Jay Park, the Director of Data Center Design and Construction at Facebook.