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At Facebook, cache is king. Here's how it keeps it up.

Facebook had a problem ensuring that its tens of thousands of caching servers were performing at their peak. If they bogged down, so did that site.
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How Facebook Brings a New Data Center Online

How Facebook Brings a New Data Center Online | Web Tech and Startup News | Scoop.it
According to a post today on the Facebook Engineering blog, the social networking leader undertook an effort called "Project Triforce," which involved provisioning a replica production region from an existing cluster, to ensure the site could run...
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How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site

How Facebook solves the IT culture wars and scales its site | Web Tech and Startup News | Scoop.it
People and processes are just as important as servers when it comes to scale. A Facebook engineer explains how the social network built a culture and tools to help it keep up with its ever-expanding hardware infrastructure and software toolsets.
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Why I got Fired from Facebook (a $100 Million dollar lesson)

Why I got Fired from Facebook (a $100 Million dollar lesson) | Web Tech and Startup News | Scoop.it
Can I be real with you? Real real?(A note from Zuck) I’m TIRED of answering this question so I’d rather write it out and just point people to this...
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Exclusive: Facebook's Scuba project dives into performance data

Exclusive: Facebook's Scuba project dives into performance data | Web Tech and Startup News | Scoop.it
Facebook wasn't satisfied with how its legacy tools measured what was working and what wasn't across the site's many-thousand servers, so it created a distributed in-memory data store called Scuba to help.
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Facebook Now Knows What You're Buying at Drug Stores

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In an attempt to give advertisers more information about the effectiveness of ads, Facebook has partnered with Datalogix, a company that "can track whether people who see ads on the social networking site end up buying those products in stores," as The...
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Why Amazon and Salesforce are pulling away from the cloud pack

In 2011, I predicted Microsoft and Google were poised to own the cloud computing market in the next decade.
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