Facebook chooses Singapore as new data center location

Last Updated: Sep 06 2018 17:45

TECHNOLOGY- Social media network Facebook has chosen Singapore as the location for its new data center.

The new facility will cost more than $1bn (£773m) and be located in the west of the country.

The new building is expected to be powered by 100% renewable energy. It will also feature a liquid cooling system that minimised water and power use.

"According to our testing, [the system] can reduce the amount of peak water used by 20% in climates like Singapore's," Facebook said.

The new facility is expected to open in 2022.