Facebook to open first data center in Illinois
Facebook plans to build an $800 million data center in DeKalb, Ill., that will rely solely on renewable energy and create about 100 jobs.The data center, a 505-acre project will use 80% less water than other data centers, the social media giant said.The Facebook-owned land can accommodate five buildings, and two will be completed by 2022. “As time progresses, we will decide if it makes sense for us to continue to expand,” said Rachel Peterson, vice president of data center strategy for Facebook.It will be Facebook’s first data center in Illinois. The company has 15 others globally. The 100 emp...