Facebook to build data center in Denmark

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Social media giant Facebook announced on Thursday that it would build a new data centre in Odense, Denmark’s third largest city in Funen island.

The new centre, which is Facebook’s third outside the United States, would be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centres in the world and would be powered completely by clean and renewable energy.

The building of the new centre would cost “hundreds of millions of dollars”.

Though only 1 percent of all companies in Denmark are foreign, they are responsible for 20 percent of all Danish jobs.

The 55,000-square-metre Odense facility would help the tech company handle “the richer content” of live videos and 360-degree photos.

“The data centre would provide 150 jobs when operational,” said Facebook’s Director of data Niall McEntegart at a press conference in Odense.

It is not the first time that global business decided to set up data centre in Denmark. In 2015, US tech giant Apple announced it would open a data centre in the northern Danish city of Viborg.


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