New Delhi :
Facebook today announced that it plans to open a data centre near Clonee, Ireland. It will apparently create hundreds of temporary construction jobs and dozens of other permanent operations positions. Construction will start soon and the new facility will go online sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.
Its first European data centre opened in Luela, Sweden back in 2013. "Clonee Data Centres will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient data centres in the world, Mark Zuckerberg said on his Facebook page.
Now by planning to set up a data centre in Ireland, Facebook has joined a growing list of other companies that operate at least some of their European data centres in the country like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, etc.
Also Facebook has used Ireland as its own international headquarter since 2009. The centre is supposed to handle data from more than a billion people who use the social network globally.