Branstad touts benefit of Facebook project
For most people, Facebook is a simple website that they visit every day. However, behind the scenes there is much more going on to keep the website operating smoothly, and a large part of that infrastructure is coming to Iowa.
This was the message Jay Parikh, vice president of infrastructure engineering for Facebook, conveyed at a press conference on Tuesday as the company’s new server farm in Altoona was officially unveiled.
“We’re committed to creating 31 jobs here at the start of the project,” Parikh said. He explained that in Oregon, the home to one of Facebook’s other server farms, the company has more than doubled that number in full-time staff members, and it hired more than 2,500 workers during the construction of the facility.
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