Facebook Codifies the Green Data Center

On Thursday, Apr. 7, Facebook shared the nitty-gritty details about the energy efficiency of its server and data center designs in its new Oregon-based facility. This is the latest example of how energy-efficient and green data centers are now—a must-have competitive advantage for a leading Internet company. The various energy-efficient innovations that Facebook unveiled today are largely best practices that such companies as Google (GOOG) and Yahoo (YHOO) follow and that organizations like the Green Grid and the Environmental Protection Agency support.

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