May 11, 2012 04:33 EDT The recent Greenpeace report on the environmental impact of datacenters ("How Clean Is Your Cloud") points to the importance of location to lower the carbon footprint of the IT industry. "We are proud that Facebook chose Sweden, and extremely pleased that Greenpeace sees this as a step in the right direction", says Tomas Sokolnicki, Invest Sweden and the Swedish Datacenter Initiative.
Oct 27, 2011 08:30 EDT Palo Alto, CA (27 October 2011)—Invest Sweden announced today that it successfully concluded its work with Facebook to facilitate the company’s investment in a new data center in Lulea, Sweden. Construction on the new data center is already under way. Invest Sweden, the official investment promotion agency of Sweden, assisted Facebook in selecting and securing the site for this new data center.