Posted By Rich Miller On August 28, 2008 @ 9:38 am In Digg,Facebook | No Comments
The social networking company, which has more than 10,000 servers from Dell and other providers, is tired of all the high-cost features companies pack into servers – on a slide, he pointed to extra USB ports and unnecessary graphics capabilities as examples. Most server makers are selling what, in automobile terms, would be the equivalent of a Lexus “at a Toyota price,” he said. What Facebook wants “is the Scion product at the Scion price.” He said Dell seems to be ahead of other server makers in selling inexpensive servers that reduce power and cooling requirement.See additional coverage from Dan Farber , Om Malik  and a video from Steve Gillmor at TechCrunch IT .
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 significant pending announcement: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/08/20/facebook-dell-to-team-on-cloud-computing/
 critical of server vendors : http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/06/26/facebook-better-cloud-servers-needed/
 Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/08/27/dells-key-to-the-cloud-fewer-features/
 Dan Farber: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13953_3-10027064-80.html
 Om Malik: http://gigaom.com/2008/08/27/that-dell-facebook-newsmore-like-non-news/
 TechCrunch IT: http://www.techcrunchit.com/2008/08/27/facebook-and-dell-meet-in-the-clouds/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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