Facebook is saving Billions being efficient

I am getting busier and I am finding others who are covering the green data center topic well.  GigaOm’s Derrick Harris was at OCP.  I know I saw him there and he writes on Facebook’s efficiency effort saving billions.

With Open Compute, Facebook is saving billions and moving markets


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Mark Zuckerberg (hoodie) on stage with Tim O'Reilly.

Facebook might have launched the Open Compute Project to force server vendors to build higher-effiency gear, but it’s having a much greater impact than even Facebook anticipated.

Mark Zuckerberg and Jay Parikh mentioned the savings.

During on-stage appearances at this year’s Open Compute Summit, which took place earlier this week in San Jose, both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and VP of Engineering Jay Parikh highlighted the cost savings: Development of energy-efficient technologies has saved Facebook $1.2 billion over the past three years.


Zuckerberg (hoodie) on stage with Tim O’Reilly.