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Facebook Preps Cold Storage Facility In Oregon To House Old Photos
2013-02-23 08:36:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to find a more efficient way to host some of the website´s older content, Facebook is preparing to launch a new “cold storage” data center at its Prineville, Oregon facility to free up resources on its main “hot” servers. According to Mike Rogoway of The Oregonian, who broke the story on Wednesday, Facebook users have uploaded more than 240 billion photos to the popular social media...

Facebook And Apple: Model Neighbors
2012-08-18 06:05:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook is changing the way they approach their emergency backup procedures, and it all takes place in a building they´re calling “Sub-Zero.” Of course, they´re not going to publicly refer to this building as Sub-Zero, as there´s already a company who is entitled to that name. The social networking giant is building their new backup data center next door to their 330,000 square foot data center...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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