Facebook's first data center outside of the United States is up and running. The 290,000-square-foot facility in Lulea, Sweden is now churning through status updates, messages, and photos from users around the world.
Facebook data center in Sweden
At the edge of the Arctic Circle, Facebook's latest data center is working through status updates, messages, photos, and more from the social network's 1.1 billion users around the world.
The new data center, the company's first outside the U.S., is a sprawling 290,000-square-foot facility in Lulea, Sweden. Thanks to the region's cool climate and relatively cheap hydro-electric energy, Facebook says it's one of "the most efficient and sustainable data centers on the planet."