Facebook’s Data Center in Henrico is now online

Facebook’s Henrico Data Center is now online as of Wednesday.
Facebook’s Henrico Data Center is now online as of Wednesday.(Facebook)
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 6:22 PM EDT
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HENRICO, Va. (WWBT) - Facebook’s Henrico Data Center is now online as of Wednesday.

Now that the center is serving traffic, it is helping to bring Facebook apps and services to billions of people around the world.

The $1 billion investment will help support more than 200 jobs in the area.

“Since we broke ground in 2017, we have worked hard to be good neighbors. Earlier this year, when the impacts of COVID-19 were beginning to be felt, we partnered with Henrico County Public Schools and the Henrico Education Foundation to provide meals for students and their families and wifi hotspots for students to help them complete their schoolwork from home. We also partnered with ChamberRVA and the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond to provide relief grants to small businesses and nonprofits in the community,” Facebook said.

The Henrico Data Center is Online!

Henrico County is already more than just the location of our newest online data center, it’s our home and community. See why we’re so excited to be here, and meet some of our community partners.

Posted by Henrico Data Center on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The center is completely supported by 100 percent solar energy from projects in Virginia and is located in the White Oak Technology Park.

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