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Friday 28 October 2011

Lapland: Heart of the Social Network

Facebook is opening a data centre in Lapland. Apparently the location was chosen for its natural cooling abilities - data centres get pretty hot, Lapland gets pretty cold, Facebook can use Lapland's cold to stop their data centre getting too hot.
It all makes perfect sense, but I just can't quite square it with my image of snow dusted trees, sleighs and reindeer.


  1. I thought all the cooling Finns were just over the border?

  2. I think you could get a call from Facebook any time, Richard - they clearly need a man with your foresight on their team!