At Meta, we strive to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Our data centers help bring that mission to life by enabling billions of people around the world to connect every day.
Beyond their role as the physical backbone of our apps and services, Meta’s data centers drive positive impact in the communities where they are located and beyond.
A year of connections
From working with local partners on innovative community projects, to building new data centers and expanding existing locations, here are some of the milestones we reached in 2021. See the highlights
Our data center fleet
Meta data centers are located in the United States, Europe and Singapore, and we are committed to making a positive impact in the places where we operate. This map highlights the renewable energy projects, water stewardship efforts and sustainability features that support our data centers.
At Meta, we are proud to call our data center communities home and to build lasting partnerships to help them thrive. This includes volunteering our time and providing funding for enhanced STEM education and a range of local projects that support the community. We also offer programs for students, small businesses, community members and others looking to broaden their horizons.
Community Action Grants
Our Community Action Grants program provides direct funding to nonprofits, schools and other community projects that support the long-term vitality of our data center communities.
Boost with Facebook
Boost with Facebook helps U.S. small businesses grow and equips more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy.
Hardhat in Hand
Hardhat in Hand is an eight-week hands-on training, in collaboration with our construction partners, that provides people who are new to the construction industry with fundamental knowledge relevant to all construction trade occupations.
Engineer for the Week
Our Engineer for the Week program aims to demystify the world of tech, empowering youth to explore engineering and develop computer science skills.
Safety at Facebook
Safety at Facebook provides tools and resources and develops policies with external experts to help keep people safe online.
Online learning courses, training programs and certifications that help small businesses get the most out of Meta marketing platforms.
Beats Unlocked is a free initiative that brings beat-making and coding to life. It builds students’ confidence and computer science skills.
Expanding our data center in Gallatin, Tennessee
Announcing Hardhat in Hand construction trades training program
We are expanding our Huntsville Data Center!
Achieving our goal: 100% renewable energy for our global operations
Increasing our investment and expanding in Mesa, Arizona
Meta’s fleet of data centers are the backbone of our platform. They power our apps and services, including Meta, Oculus, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp, making it possible to connect billions of people worldwide. In 2011, we opened our first Meta-owned and -operated data center in Prineville, Oregon. Today, we have a total of 21 data center locations around the world, 17 of which are in the United States.
In 2011, we helped found the Open Compute Project (OCP), a community of engineers around the world whose mission is to foster more openness, more innovation and a greater focus on energy efficiency in computing technologies. The OCP community is designing infrastructure for the future, as they work on large-scale workloads and devise scalable solutions — before the problems hit the rest of the market. These solutions are then open sourced, so the entire industry can continue to build efficient solutions.
We open source our hyper-efficient hardware and data center designs through OCP in the hopes of enabling companies of all sizes to use energy more efficiently and to drive efficiency improvements across the industry.
Site selection is a multi-year, complex process that takes a number of factors into account. We look for shovel-ready sites with good access to fiber and renewable energy resources, a pool of talent for both construction and operations staff and good community partners.
We have positions for technical operations, electricians, air conditioning and heating specialists, culinary, cleaning staff, logistics staff, security and more. These are the jobs that operate a modern-day data center, and they cover a broad spectrum.
Our data centers are supported by 100% renewable energy. Meta partners with utilities and other stakeholders to develop new, renewable energy resources on the same power grid as the data centers they support. Additionally, Meta data centers are designed from the ground up to be among the most efficient in the world and earn LEED Gold Certification.
Our data centers are some of the most energy and water efficient data center facilities in the world. Learn more about our sustainability commitment.
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Data center jobs
Between building and operating our data centers, we have a variety of infrastructure opportunities available on our careers site. For construction opportunities, follow your local data center on Facebook.