C7 Data Centers said this week that it has opened a new 65,000 square foot facility in Bluffdale, Utah with an anchor tenant in place. Local reports say the tenant is Twitter, which has announced plans to open a new data center in the Salt Lake...
Twitter will partner with C7 Data Centers on its new data center in Salt Lake City, according to local media. C7 is a regional data provider specializing in the Utah market, where it operates four facilities.
Twitter will build its first custom data center in the Salt Lake City market, which will allow the microblogging service to better manage its growth. The announcement also reinforces the attractiveness of Salt Lake City as an emerging data center...
Seventy five percent of Twitter's traffic comes through third-party apps via the Twitter API rather than the Twitter.com web site, according to Twitter's John Adams, who provided an update on the company's operations Thursday at Velocity 2010.
After several network-related outages yesterday, Twitter continues to struggle with latency problems today, according to monitoring from Netcraft.
Twitter was down for nearly 90 minutes this morning following a briefer outage overnight. But overall reliability has improved, with uptime of 99.8 percent or better for 2010 thus far.
Twitter will be moving to its own data center soon to accommodate the rapid growth of its service, the company said yesterday.
Twitter will use file distribution technology from BitTorrent to boost the performance of its back-end infrastructure, which has required constant attention to keep pace with the growth of the popular microblogging service.