Category Archives: Charlie Manese

Facebook dumps AWS, moves Instagram’s images to own bit barns

Facebook has migrated Instagram’s colossal collection of images out of Amazon Web Services and into its own bit barns. News of the move comes in this interview with Facebook infrastructure engineer and Open Compute Foundation program development chap Charlie Manese conducted by Australian hyperscale compute appliance startup Infrx . At about the 7:45 mark of the video, Manese says Instagram has moved onto Facebook infrastructure and now uses about a third fewer servers, “obviously reducing our costs from when we had it on the Amazon platform.”

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/27/facebook_migrates_instagram_images_from_aws_to_own_data_centres/

Facebook’s perspective on serviceability and operational efficiency

Time to repairBy Charlie Manese, Facebook Hardware Design team At Facebook, because of our scale, we require that solutions deployed in our data center be engineered for maximum operational efficiency and serviceability. The data center team works closely with the hardware design team to ensure this. Our designs incorporate features such as front-of-rack serviceability, toolless repair operations, and simplicity.

http://www.opencompute.org/blog/facebooks-perspective-on-serviceability-and-operational-efficiency/