FastCompany Magazine

The official Tumblr of Fast Company.

Whoa. You never think about the actual infrastructure required to run a massive network like Facebook or even something as ambiguous as “The Cloud” until you actually see it. With your own eyes.
We have recently explored the machinery that undergids “The Cloud.” As these surprisingly artful images from a European data center show the cloud is a heavy, heavy thing.
kateoplis:

Facebook’s new server farm - its first outside the US - in Lulea, Sweden (architect drawing). ”Facebook confirmed it had picked the northern Swedish city of Lulea for the data centre partly because of the cold climate, which is crucial for keeping the servers cool, and the access to renewable energy from nearby hydropower facilities.”

Whoa. You never think about the actual infrastructure required to run a massive network like Facebook or even something as ambiguous as “The Cloud” until you actually see it. With your own eyes.

We have recently explored the machinery that undergids “The Cloud.” As these surprisingly artful images from a European data center show the cloud is a heavy, heavy thing.

kateoplis:

Facebook’s new server farm - its first outside the US - in Lulea, Sweden (architect drawing). ”Facebook confirmed it had picked the northern Swedish city of Lulea for the data centre partly because of the cold climate, which is crucial for keeping the servers cool, and the access to renewable energy from nearby hydropower facilities.”