Facebook has turned to Intel to help keep the ever-expanding social network stable and improve performance.In a collaborative agreement announced today, Facebook will deploy thousands of Intel's Xeon 5400 processor-based servers during the coming year to help scale growth. Intel will also assist Facebook in improving software performance and increasing infrastructure efficiency.
"When you are responsible for providing a fast, high-quality experience to more than 90 million people worldwide, every ounce of efficiency matters," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel's Server Platforms Group, in a statement.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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