Plenty of Fish: Small Site, Big Headlines

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We’ve written previously about Plenty of Fish, the one-man online dating site that manages huge traffic on a small infrastructure. Plenty of Fish owner Markus Frind has an even higher profile tonight after being featured in today’s New York Times business section in a story titled “From 10 Hours A Week to $10 Million A Year.”

While Frind has done an impressive job creating a scalable web infrastructure, he doesn’t actually host the servers in his apartment. The “Love Doctor” hosts his database server and storage array at Peer1 Networks’ data center in Vancouver, and also uses Peer1’s content delivery network. Peer1 features Plenty of Fish and Frind in a customer profile video on its web site. “The IT infrastructure Peer1 provides is paramount to my success,” Frind says in the video, in which he tours the Peer1 data center in Vancouver, as well as the spare bedroom that serves as Plenty of Fish’s headquarters.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.