Just as the first phase of the massive Facebook data center in Newton, Georgia, was getting close to launching, the company announced it would add three more buildings to the campus.
Facebook said Thursday that the expansion would bring its total investment in the campus to $1 billion. The first phase, two buildings totaling about 1 million square feet announced in 2018, is expected to come online next year. The newly announced phase will add 1.5 million square feet.
The company has been expanding its data center capacity continuously to support the growth of its user base and the relentlessly growing number of images and video content they upload, as well as new products it’s been launching.
The next big workload for Facebook data centers is virtual reality.