If you are even a semi-regular user of Twitter you no doubt have encountered the Fail Whale at some point. With 300,000 new accounts created every day and 600 tweets per second (or TPS in Twitter parlance), the need for robust and optimized infrastructure is critical for Twitter. Thus, it is no surprise that the company is building its own data center later this year.
That news had the Wikibon community thinking:
What other types of data center technology are powering today’s high profile social media websites?