Google & Facebook: A Tale of Two Data Centers

Facebook welcomed local officials to a public ceremony last year when it broke ground for its new data center in Prineville, Oregon.

Do you pursue James Bond-level secrecy for your data center, or invite the mayor in for a tour? An Oregon paper presents a “study in contrasts” between the Google facility in The Dalles and the new Facebook facility being built in Prineville, Oregon. Read More

Facebook Server Count: 60,000 or More


Facebook now is using 60,000 or more servers to support its fast-growing service, according to an analysis of data from company presentations last week. The social network’s infrastructure performs more than 50 million operations per second. Read More

A Day in the Life of A Facebook Engineer

What’s it like working as an engineer on one of the world’s busiest web sites? At Velocity 2010, Facebook System Engineer Tom Cook provided a glimpse inside the operations team with his “Day in the Life” presentation. Read More

Facebook Begins Deploying IPv6

Facebook has begun using IPv6, joining a growing number of leading Internet networks that have deployed the next generation of the Internet Protocol, the company said today. Read More

Facebook Amassing Data Center Space

Facebook has moved to lock down much of the available data center space in two crucial markets, leasing large chunks of space in Santa Clara, Calif. and Ashburn, Va. The fast-growing social network has leased all the remaining space in two newly-built data centers, and much of the available space in a third site that is still under construction. Read More

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