Facebook discusses a move to add Edge Network

GigaOm's Stacey Higginbotham had a discussion with Facebook's Frank Frankovsky.


With the Open Compute Project, Facebook helped build a new type of infrastructure for its needs and the needs of other webscale companies that had been locked into a vendor-defined ecosystem. After taking the power in its own hands with Open Compute, Facebook isn't done. Frank Frankovsky, the director of hardware design and supply chain, highlights how to take webscale computing to the next level. Instead of just building data centers for scale, it's time to start thinking about how to operate them at scale too.

Moderated by:Stacey Higginbotham - Senior Writer, GigaOM
Speakers:Frank Frankovsky - VP, Facebook 


Stacey reports on her own conversation with Frank.

Like Netflix, Facebook is boosting its edge network

Updated: Facebook is building out its own content delivery network edge network to help speed up the delivery of its photos according to Frank Frankovsky, a VP at the social networking company. Frankovsky outed his plans onstage at the GigaOM Structure 2012 event in San Francisco as part of a conversation about how the network plans to continue scaling out its infrastructure. His announcement comes just a few weeks after Netflix announced it was building its own CDN.