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3/1/2013
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Facebook's Futuristic Data Center: Inside Tour

Facebook's cutting-edge data center in the high desert of Oregon represents the future. Take a look at the technologies and choices that make it tick.
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Just beyond the security gatehouse on SW Connect Way, flags fly near the entrance of Building Two. Various barriers block vehicles from getting too close to the glass-enclosed occupied areas of the building and massive concrete walls protect equipment areas. A thick, four-foot-high stone wall encased in wire mesh blocks access to the office space of the building. The building is 1,200 feet long and would stand 81 stories high if tipped on one end.

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