How Facebook threatens HP, Cisco, and more with its “vanity free” servers

MENLO PARK, CA—Building 17 of Facebook’s headquarters sits on what was once a Sun Microsystems campus known fondly as “Sun Quentin.” It now houses a team of Facebook engineers in the company’s electrical lab. Everyday, they push forward the company vision of how data center hardware should be built. These engineers constantly bench-test designs for their built-in-house server hardware—essentially putting an end to server hardware as we know it.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/07/how-facebook-is-killing-the-hardware-business-as-we-know-it/

Posted on 02/07/2013, in Facebook, Server. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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