Sep 6, 2018

Facebook chooses Singapore for $1bn data centre

Facebook has chosen Singapore for the location of its new data centre, which is expected to open in 2022. The new, 170,000-sq-m data centre will support "Hundreds" of local jobs. "According to our testing, [the system] can reduce the amount of peak water used by 20% in climates like Singapore's," Facebook said. Singapore is an ideal location for the data centre, according to Adam Simon at analyst firm Context. "Singapore is the recognised technology hub in Asia - it's where most of the technology companies have their headquarters," he told the BBC. "It's sensible because you want to be able to attract all the good talent and they've got a whole recruiting ground of technology companies based there."

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