Facebook Tech Director Reveals Open Networking Plan
Facebook is a classic example of an exponentially growing business with extreme scale IT needs that cannot do things in the data center the way traditional large enterprises do. It would go broke if it did. Or more precisely, it might have never gotten outside of Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room. Facebook’s software and the infrastructure on which it runs are literally the business. The company has been relentless in hacking all parts of its stack, from PHP compilers down to servers and out to data center designs.