Facebook a victim of it’s own success (for a short period on Friday)

July 2, 2007

It seems that the downtime at Facebook on Friday was due to a power failure at one of their data centres. It does make you (or at least me) wonder whether the exponential growth they are experiencing since the release of the apps framework could be too quick for their infrastructure to cope with.

I’d be really interested to hear just how big their server farm is and how they have coped over the last month or so as members have signed up and applications have put extra load on their servers. If anyone has any ideas let me know!

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