This year’s Structure conference had speakers discussing the rapid adoption of the cloud by enterprises, security and privacy issues, and why they are embracing openness.
Frank Frankovsky, one of the men responsible for Facebook’s foray into building hardware, has left the social networking giant to form his own startup.
In a 70-page white paper released Monday, Facebook, Qualcomm and Ericsson tried to connect the app and cloud world with carriers as part of the internet.org effort. Even if this doesn’t bring broadband to all, it’s a necessary conversation.
Facebook’s internet.org coalition wants to connect the rest of the world. But can it make transmitting mobile data more efficient or will it merely shift the costs around?
Building boards and designing circuits are all the rage in the consumer gadget world, but Facebook and the Open Compute Project are trying to bring that spirit to the enterprise.
Not content with open sourcing the server and storage hardware inside data centers, Facebook’s Open Compute Project has teamed up with others to build an open source top of rack switch. Here’s why it matters.
Facebook confirmed a data center in Altoona, Iowa, the same day Google said it would also expand its data center operations in the state. As Facebook pushes transparency, it’s also pushing the notoriously secretive Google.
Web performance and security startup CloudFlare isn’t as big as Google or Facebook, but it does handle a lot of traffic. And now, like its larger peers, the company is designing its own gear to solve it own unique brand of problems.
Are Facebook friends a better way to find stuff? Open Compute spawns a sweet new server, but Netflix Open Connect is not sweet for Time Warner Cable.
Facebook is looking at almost all options to address the storage needs of its myriad applications that all have different requirements around performance, scalability and efficiency. Flash can be too fast and hard drives to slow, but Facebook wants something just right.