Inside a Facebook Data Center

Facebook, the most popular social networking site was launched in February 2004. It started using with a single server at founder Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room at Harvard University. Now that Facebook is the busiest site on the Internet, no doubt about that—it has more than 900 million active users. The company’s web servers and storage units are now housed in data centers around the USA. These extensive infrastructures support its rapid growth.

Thousands of computer servers are housed within each data centers which are networked together and linked to the outside world through fiber optic cables. Every time you share information on Facebook like updating your status, the servers in these data centers receive the information and distribute it to your network of friends.

Watch the video to know more about Facebook’s data centers.