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PHOTOS: A look inside the new Facebook data center in New Albany

The long-awaited Facebook data center officially opened Thursday in New Albany.

NEW ALBANY, Ohio — The long-awaited Facebook data center officially opened Thursday in New Albany.

The center will store a portion of their network systems and run 24 hours a day, holding everything that Facebook needs to operate.

An inside look at the Facebook data center in New Albany. (Jeff Sheerer - WBNS)

It is the 10th data center for the social media giant.

Governor Mike DeWine spoke at the opening, saying the company is already supporting the community:

"Facebook is already part of the community, which we think is very, very important. The company is already supporting the New Albany Community Foundation, the Rose Run Park Revitalization Project. Last year, Facebook launched the Community Action Grants Program, which supports STEM education.”

(Jeff Sheerer - WBNS)

Facebook says the new center will create 100 permanent jobs.

Rendering of the Facebook data center’s exterior. (Provided image)

Credit: WBNS-10TV

Facebook data center in New Albany (WBNS-10TV)

A work station inside the Facebook data center in New Albany (WBNS-10TV)