Data center

How to Build a Web App That Scales?

October 10, 2011
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It’s difficult to predict how popular a web app will be these days when it’s introduced. Who could have imagined how popular Twitter would go on to become when it was introduced way back in 2006? So if you are building a web app and don’t know how much data your servers will have to […]

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How Google protects your data in the cloud [video]

May 31, 2011
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Not long ago, Amazon’s cloud computing had a breakdown over several days and Sony lost millions of customer details to hackers and had to shut down their Playstation Network for about a month while they patched things up, as you probably already know. While this video by Google is produced before the Amazon and Sony […]

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Ever Felt Like Smashing Your Company Servers? This Is The Next Best Thing!

September 21, 2010
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For all of us that work for large companies, I think it’s a forbidden fantasy that we’ve all had: Walking into the server room, and knocking over all the servers just to see what would happen. That was certainly the case last month, when a man walked into the server room of a home loans […]

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Facebook Doubles Size of Data Center in Oregon

August 5, 2010
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Facebook first told us about their plans for building a data center in Oregon back in January this year, a data center more than 13,000 square meters big. They have now decided to add another 14,000 square meters to it, according to IDG News Service. First part of the construction is scheduled to be finished […]

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Google To Build Data Centers in Scandinavia

March 9, 2010
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Sometime this summer, Google will open up a brand new data center in the old paper factory in Hamina, Finland. Google is also considering opening up data centers in Sweden. The Finnish data center will employ 50 people and will contain “thousands” of servers. More information than that, is not available at this time. It’s […]

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Facebook To Build Their Own Data Center In Oregon

January 25, 2010
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Being one of the biggest websites in the world, with 350 million users, usually requires a thing or two when it comes to the servers hosting such a site. While I’m sure Facebook does not have 350 million active users, I’m sure they have many users to serve each day. In April 2009, when the […]

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