Inside the Arctic Circle, Where Your Facebook Data Lives

Inside the Arctic Circle, Where Your Facebook Data LivesEvery year, computing giants including Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Dell (DELL), andCisco Systems (CSCO) sell north of $100 billion in hardware. That’s the total for the basic iron—servers, storage, and networking products. Add in specialized security, data analytics systems, and related software, and the figure gets much, much larger. So you can understand the concern these companies must feel as they watchFacebook (FB) publish more efficient equipment designs that directly threaten their business. For free.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-03/facebooks-new-data-center-in-sweden-puts-the-heat-on-hardware-makers#p1

Posted on 04/08/2013, in Data Center, Facebook. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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