@Janine: Makes sense. A lot of the server design and manufacturing for the Facebooks, Amazons and Google';s of the world comes from Taiwan ODMs these days with Quanta one of the leaders. Taiwan has wanted a bigger footprint in clpoud comp0uting for awhile. ITRI has a division focusing on cloud issues, too.
ITRI is clearing space right now and is out ahead of the team preparing the testing software.
With so many people around the world activ on Facebook, keeping huge amount of data and everything for free. FB has to find unique and economical ways to store this much data. They need customized solution.
We went from vertically integrated computer companies to distributed PC production based on interchangeable parts. It looks like we are moving into the next stage, where we have vertically integrated customer solutions for a few select companies. Where does that leave the rest of us?
Customized solutions only for few companies..because they are able to show the money and social involement or public shares. Actually giant social networking sites like Facebook needs customized storage solutions, not that other sectors dont need. I am sure its all in the money power and people power.
>> FB has to find unique and economical ways to store this much data. They need customized solution.
This has gone beyond Facebook to other firms. The data deludge is causing a lot of problems in the industry. Everyone wants to find a way to manage storage as they keep promining you can store anything for free. The business model is one of open things as from Yahoo to Google, no one is providing any limitation on how much you can store free. Dropbox main competitor will be one that will do all that is doing today free without any need for payment.
@Larry: The big data center are definitely among the big drivers of directions in infrastructure gear design and technology these days. That coulod open up a gulf between their needs and those of the enterprise -- both of which vendors need to serve.
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