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Facebook, Intel Sign Server Agreement

Companies say "no" to downtime

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Facebook is pretty fast and reliable, and with Intel’s help, it’s doing its best to maintain or improve that level of performance.  The two companies have signed an agreement concerning infrastructure solutions.

In effect, this means that a whole lot of stuff around Facebook’s headquarters will be sporting the "Leap Ahead" logo (successor to the "Intel Inside" slogan).  "Facebook plans to deploy thousands of Intel Xeon processor-based servers over the next year," according to a press release.

Jonathan Heiliger
 Jonathan Heiliger

What wasn’t disclosed is anything relating to dollar signs or more solid numbers; Facebook may be getting a poor deal or a great one on almost any amount of equipment.  But we know the Intel Xeon processor 5400 series is involved, and deployments should begin sometime this month.

Jonathan Heiliger, the vice president Facebook’s Technical Operations division, also seems confident the deal will do the trick as Facebook expands on an international level.  "We are pleased to expand our relationship with Intel," he stated.  "Intel has demonstrated that the performance of their systems can help Facebook scale our infrastructure and continue to deliver the best experience to users around the world."

Meanwhile, we’d recommend that any Twitter employees who are reading this consider trying to catch Facebook’s old equipment on its way to the trash heap.

Facebook, Intel Sign Server Agreement
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  • http://techmagazine.eu Tech Magazine

    This will make facebook even more faster than it is now.

  • Guest

    Intel huh?  Don’t know what the hype is about?  Panduit Corp switched to Intel, but nobody seems to care… what the heck makes this so special?

  • http://www.HowTheMarketWorks.com HowTheMarketWorks

    As a user of both Facebook and MySpace, I’ve been more impressed with Facebook’s speed and reliability than MySpace’s.  And it sounds like they have a great plan with Intel.  Keep up the good work guys!