As the Vice President of Infrastructure Data Centers at Facebook, Thomas Furlong has responsibility for the creation and execution of the strategy to source mission critical assets, which support the company’s computing and networking infrastructure. Additionally, his teams are responsible for the installation, maintenance and operations of the company’s data center, network and computing infrastructure. He works with senior leadership to approve all major infrastructure decisions, as well as, establish technology standards for those facilities. Mr. Furlong joined Facebook in this capacity in August of 2007.
Mr. Furlong has more than 15 years of experience in the development, design, construction and operations of mission critical infrastructure. Prior to joining Facebook, he was Director of Data Center Strategy and Development at Yahoo!, where he was the architect of that company’s strategy to self develop data center assets in more cost effective markets. Prior to Yahoo!, he was Vice President of Operations for Savvis Communications (formerly Exodus Communications). In addition, Mr. Furlong has more than 15 years 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.
Mr. Furlong 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.