Facebook Storage Infrastructure w/o FB IT Costs

Facebook Storage Infrastructure w/o FB IT Costs

In 2012 I did a blog post on Facebook going public. The premise of the piece wasn’t about the fad that surrounds social media or that a social media company was going public, it was that the group of IT practitioners that manage Facebook’s storage infrastructure had deployed something pretty amazing.

In 2009 I quoted a few simple stats:

Facebook had about 1 billion users - remember, each user has a mailbox for messagesUsers were… Read more »

The Hellabyte & the Storage Efficiency Evangelist

The Hellabyte & the Storage Efficiency Evangelist

What had started out as a joke to a bunch of Californians has turned into “The Official Petition to Establish Hella as the SI Prefix for 10^27”. Today we have the Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte, Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte and Yottabyte. Most would think that this would be enough to last us for a while, but apparently, it isn’t.

In 2009 we had accumulated about 1ZB of data. Just one year… Read more »

Datageddon

Datageddon

It is that time of the year when predictions are big. We have seen them all. Now, I’m not going to get into all the details of why folks believe the world “will end” on 12/21/2012. To me, the basics come from, more or less, to some ideas that the Maya calendar ends and so hence then should the world. However, there is no hard, evidence that 12/21/12 has much meaning in the Maya calendar… Read more »

The Eve of the Facebook IPO

The Eve of the Facebook IPO

So yesterday I am flying back from Slovakia through London and I hear to girls behind me talking about Facebook. They are both discussing the fact that they would NEVER buy Facebook stock because they are both leaving Facebook, and of course it was just a “fad” and everyone else who joined is just going to get off as well so pretty soon (I believe the quote they used was “as fast as they became… Read more »