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Facebook Combines OSquery Tool With RocksDB

Facebook reported progress this week toward integrating its open source osquery tool with the open source RocksDB that serves as an embedded database to store and speed up access ...Full Article

U.S. Enlists Facebook Vet as IT Chief

Stung by a series of high-profile IT foul-ups related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the roll out of the healthcare.gov web site, the Obama administration has ...Full Article

Facebook Opens Up Osquery Tool

The hyperscale datacenter operators take a lot from the open source software community to run their businesses, but they also give back. Facebook has opened up its server, storage, ...Full Article

Facebook Gives Lessons In Network-Datacenter Design

Every now and again, the hyperscale datacenter operators tell the world about some new tricks they have come up with to solve a particular set of pesky problems, and ...Full Article

Facebook Opens Up Tools To Scale Memcached

When a back-end database can't serve up bits of data fast enough to deal with the hit load on the web servers that sit in front of it, the ...Full Article

How Facebook Autoscale Cuts Cluster Electric Bills

The reason why online retailer Amazon started its cloud computing unit was not just because it wanted to break into a business selling raw compute and storage capacity to ...Full Article

Facebook Unveils Homegrown Ethernet Switch

Social media giant Facebook is one step closer to ousting Cisco Systems as its primary datacenter switching supplier with the launch of a new top-of-rack engineering project inside of ...Full Article

Facebook Datacenters Fuel Oregon’s Economy

Facebook is taking a familiar tack among technology companies: It wants to move beyond the public perception that it is only a social media company to be seen as ...Full Article

HP Forms Hyperscale Server Venture With Foxconn

The hyperscale server market is growing fast and everybody from incumbent server makers to original design manufacturers who used to work for them all want a piece of the ...Full Article

Open Compute In Full Bloom At Facebook North Carolina Datacenter

The Facebook culture is one of hacking bits of software together to make a complex system and constantly tweaking it to improve its performance, efficiency, and scale. This is ...Full Article
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