How Grab Scales to Huge Demand While Staying Stable

Grab, a Singapore based Uber type service, is so popular that if their IT infrastructure didn’t remain stable during peak usage transportation would literally ground to a halt. Grab is the leading ride sharing service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,…

Dropbox Announces Custom-Built Infrastructure

Dropbox just unveiled its own custom-built infrastructure, where the company stores and serves their users’ data. “With more than half a billion users and over 500 petabytes of data (over 60 times the data stored in the Library of Congress),…

Green Bay Bridge Has “Dip”; Closed Indefinitely

At 5:30 AM Wednesday, a 911 dispatcher in Wisconsin received a call from a motorist in which he reported that “There’s a part that’s sagging,” referring to a section of the Leo Frigo Bridge. Another caller would add even more…