Facebook Shakes Hardware World With Own Storage Gear

Facebook’s hardware team is now building storage gear — while decorating the walls at the company’s new HQ in Menlo Park, California. (Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired)

Facebook already built its own data center and its own servers. And now the social-networking giant is building its own storage hardware ??? hardware for housing all the digital stuff uploaded by its more than 845 million users.

Open-source server storage? Yes, please.

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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth. https://twitter.com/mpeterworth

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