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FOREST CITY, N.C. — Old photos posted on Facebook of your significant other or child not only live online – they are also “stored” in data storage facilities.
350 million photos are uploaded to Facebook every day. With 400 billion photos already on the site already, they need even more space.
In just a couple of months Facebook will open two new facilities in the mountains of North Carolina.
One of Facebook’s data storage buildings will be in Forest City.
There are only a couple dozen people in the entire company allowed in the building, which is tight with security.
“On the other side of this wall is actually the servers that hold people’s personal information that they’ve entrusted us to take care of,” says Keven McCammon of the Facebook Forest City Data Center.
Millions of Facebook user’s photos are kept in the building on the hundreds of thousands of…
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