Facebook May Build New Data Center in Asia
As Mark Zuckerberg eyes up the unconnected two-thirds of the planet, Facebook looks towards expanding its infrastructure by possibly building a brand new data center somewhere in Asia.
Rumor has it that the social media company’s expansion may take Zuckerberg’s team to South Korea, which hosts a formidable and further-expanding technology sector. In fact, Seoul-based news source BusinessKorea went so far as to report that a Facebook official had visited South Korea in December 2013 to view possible sites in a number of cities.
Although the social media giant has not made any comments to confirm or deny rumors of an Asian data center, the move would not be a surprise. Facebook has heavily expanded its infrastructure in the past few years, with centers in Iowa, Oregon, North Carolina and Sweden. Growth in Asia is also one of Facebook’s fastest-growing sectors, with a 27% rise in active monthly users from the continent during 2013. With fast growth expected for the social network in Asia, it makes perfect sense to create a data center on the continent, which would allow its users to post, upload and browse the site faster.
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