MyYearbook.com Picks Rackable Servers

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The fast-growing social network MyYearbook.com will buy servers from Rackable Systems (RACK) to support its infrastructure expansion, the company said Tuesday. The site, which was founded by two New Jersey high school students, has more than 1.5 billion page views per month, according to ComScore.

To support that growth, MyYearbook.com will use Rackable’s 44U cabinets pre-packed with Rackable C1002 half-depth servers to support its web applications. “Rackable’s proven ability to ship a completely integrated data center solution, pre-racked and pre-wired, gave us an immediate competitive advantage; we saved more than 150 man-hours right there,” said Jeremy Stinson, vice president of Network Operations at MyYearbook. “Yet the overriding reason we chose Rackable servers to run almost 100 percent of our web tier is their extreme high density and low power consumption.”

Stinson said the new racks will enable MyYearbook.com to use twice the number of servers in the same physical space. “MyYearbook understands that cost savings from denser, lower power solutions can significantly bolster their bottom line as they scale for the future,” said Tony Carrozza, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Rackable Systems.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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.

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