Apr 28 2008

Facebook Loves a Whole Lot of Servers

A Server RoomHave you ever wondered how many servers Facebook has? How do they deal with the 26 million user visits each day. Om Malik gave me the answer. According to someone inside Facebook, the company has a total over 10,000 servers. There are 1,800 servers specifically for MySQL that is maintained my two DBAs (Database Administrators). I guess if my web application goes well, I will need to get a lot of servers. That seems a little much, but I guess they know what they are doing.

At my work, we have a bunch of servers as well…and by a bunch, I mean chop of a few zeros from Facebook’s total. Sources say that Facebook will be buying $9 million worth more of servers to add onto their $7 million they spend already.

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Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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