Is Facebook aiming at something bigger with its new data center? Rather than commissioning the buildup of its data center, Facebook went for a complete new model, which they call the Open Compute Project. The technology behind Facebook's green data center is developed together with major hardware vendors such as HP, Dell, AMD and Intel which shows that Facebook has the necessary competence and expertise to deal with big IT infrastructures. In the early days of Amazon, the giant online retailer also needed the infrastructure to run its own business, however, some years later it ended up as one of the major cloud computing infrastructures!
Watch Facebook's data center video here.