Facebook Social Networking applied to Data Center Operations

Facebook’s James Swenson and Schneider Electric’s Bill Westbrook presented “Driving Business Results through Collaboration”

In Facebook’s DNA is social networking and you can see the application in its sharing of its collaborative effort to resolve a data center operations issue. 


The topic discussed is a series of arch flash events. James made the point how difficult it was to pull the trigger to include the below image. A picture communicates so much and supports root cause analysis.


Below is the Root Cause Analysis shared



60ghz millimeter wave technology is coming are you ready to take advantage of the changes?

I’ve been keeping an eye on the 60ghz millimeter wave techology. Why? Because being able to go 200-300 meters at 10gbps and possibly up to 1km under the right conditions allows faster deployment and lower cost of high speed connections that in the past would require fiber. 40gbps systems are being worked on next.

TechCrunch covers 60ghz being added as a Telecom Infrastructure project. https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/12/facebook-backed-telecom-infra-project-adds-a-new-focus-on-millimeter-wave-tech-for-5g/ 



Facebook Releases Dallas Data Center Video that is not the standard

The past data center standards is like "Fight Club"

Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club!

Facebook has participated in a set of videos that are like other industries have done to launch their efforts in an area.

When you watch these videos see you if you can see any downside about what they share. The old secretive ways of data centers are dying out.  Being open and transparent in some areas has benefit.

What's Facebook going to look like in 5 years, Youtube? Video is the future

PCWorld reports on Mark Zuckerberg’s public statement that in 5 years Facebook will mostly be video.

Facebook will be mostly video in 5 years , Zuckerberg says

If you think your Facebook feed has a lot of video now, just wait.

“In five years, most of [Facebook] will be video,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday during the company’s first community town hall, in which he took questions from the public on a range of topics.

He was responding to a question about whether the growing number of photos uploaded to Facebook is putting a drag on its infrastructure. But Facebook’s data centers have it covered, he said. The real challenge is improving the infrastructure to allow for more rich media like video in people’s feeds.

Who else’s future will be dominated by video content?