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Is there bigger news in the world of web infrastructure — and the web, in general — than Facebook building its own $188 million data center? The company has grown so big, so fast, and now it’s building a customized web data center while other former web darlings are fading or leveling off. I think it’s a sign that Facebook will become far more prolific in terms of rolling out services and expanding its platform in the years to come. And for a site that has been so publicly frustrated with the challenges of operating at web scale, this gives Facebook the opportunity to do everything its way from the beginning.