A day after an Iowa newspaper reported that Facebook’s next data center would be built in that state, Facebook confirmed the plans. The data center in Altoona, Iowa (13 miles northeast of Des Moines) will be Facebook’s fourth owned and operated data center, and the third in the U.S. Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Jay Parikh described in a blog post why the company is building another data center.
Facebook uses so many resources just to save the 240 billion-plus photos that are on the social network. Now the company is utilizing cold storage at its Prineville, Ore., data center to make sure older photos can be as easily accessed as the ones users uploaded five minutes ago.
Facebook is more than a social network. It’s also increasingly becoming the place where people store their photos for easy sharing. At the Open Compute Summit Wednesday in Santa Clara, Calif., Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh (pictured) talked about how the company works to store the more than 240 billion photos on the social network.
Facebook Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh offered up some data on big data at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., Wednesday, sharing statistics with reporters and describing the social network’s Project Prism data-management effort.
Every network experiences outages, and Facebook is no exception. Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering Jay Parikh spoke with CNET about how the social network handles outages, and how he handles requests for more servers.
If Facebook can make it there, it’ll make it anywhere: The social network announced Friday that it will open an engineering office in New York early next year.