With over two billion monthly active users, Facebook has experienced tremendous growth across its suite of products (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger). This explosive growth demands extensive infrastructure, one that is sophisticated enough to serve its still growing user base. Facebook has answered this call by shifting away from leased space and colocations to designing and building their own data centers – their first was built in Prineville, Oregon, in 2011 – and they have not stopped building since. Now, with 15 data centers operating or in construction across the globe, they have continued to evolve their data center design, construction, and approach to start up. In this presentation, leaders from Facebook’s Infra Data Centers team will share how Facebook has continued to build, start up, and operate their cutting-edge data centers with unparalleled success.

Michelle Carr (bio)
Pre-Construction Manager

Dan Lee (bio)
Global Data Center Design Director

James Swensen (bio)
Director, Global Data Center Facility Operations