Facebook choosing to build its own servers

Facebook is building two new data centres and according to Facebook engineers at the Dell-Samsung Data Centre Technology forum in California recently, they will be building their own customised servers.

Facebook is continuously seeking to pare down their servers to the bare essentials, reducing purchasing and maintenance costs.

If other internet giants copy this efficiency drive, Dell and Hewlett Packard stand to lose out on huge orders unless they adapt quickly to provide special orders rather than off-the-shelf servers.

Sean O’Connor
Northern Ireland Web Designer