Facebook announced today that it plans to open a new data center in Clonee, Ireland — named EU2 — since it's the second data center in the European Union, after the first in Luela, Sweden.
This new data center is Facebook's sixth overall, reflecting the social network's ever-growing need to build more infrastructure to handle all those photos, videos, and 'likes.'
But there's something different about this one, and it's going to make a lot of big tech companies sit up and take notice.
First off, this data center will run on 100% clean, renewable wind power. Second, and more importantly, EU2 is the first data center from Facebook, and therefore in the world, to be 100% powered by