Facebook’s Eighth Data Center to Be Located in Odense, Denmark

Odense, Denmark, will be the site of Facebook’s eighth data center and its third one in Europe.

Odense, Denmark, will be the site of Facebook’s eighth data center and its third one in Europe.

Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement in a Facebook post Thursday (embedded below):

We just announced that we’re building our eighth data center–and our third in Europe–in Odense, Denmark. Like the data center I visited in Fort Worth, Texas, Tuesday, this one will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy and support thousands of jobs in the community over the next few years.

Data centers are the physical infrastructure to support our community. They’re basically giant machines that control power, temperature, connectivity and maintenance for tens of thousands of little machines inside them. With more people going live and sharing video, this data center will help make sure Facebook keeps running smoothly for all of you. Thanks for having us, Odense!

Facebook’s five data centers in the U.S. are located in Los Lunas, N.M.; Fort Worth; Altoona, Iowa; Prineville, Ore.; and Forest City, N.C. Its two European data centers are in Clonee, Ireland; and Luleå, Sweden.