Vice President of Infrastructure Data Centers, Facebook, Inc.
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As the Vice President of Infrastructure Data Centers at Facebook, Tom Furlong is responsible for the creation and execution of the strategy to source and operate critical assets that support the company’s computing and networking infrastructure. His teams are responsible for the development, design, construction, and operations of the company’s data centers, as well as establishing technology standards for those facilities.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2007, Tom was Director of Data Center Strategy and Development at Yahoo!, where he architected the company’s strategy to self-develop data center assets in more cost-effective markets. Prior to Yahoo!, he served as Vice President of Operations for Savvis Communications (formerly Exodus Communications). In addition, Tom has nearly two decades of experience in the execution of large capital projects, serving in client, consultant or contractor capacities with various companies including Bechtel Corporation, Sprint PCS, Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, and Ernst & Young Real Estate Consulting.
Tom served 5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy as Fire Control Officer and Main Propulsion Assistant aboard the USS ENGLAND (CG-22), completing multiple deployments to the Persian Gulf region.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of San Francisco.