Twitter Moving Data Center to Utah


Posted on 22nd July 2010 by cloudhostingguy in Cloud Hosting

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Huge news out of Utah today.  Twitter announced it is moving its data center operations to the Salt Lake City area. In a blog post by Jean-Paul Cozzatti, Twitter Engineering Program Manager said the new custom-built data center is necessary to help Twitter keep up with growth.

Twitter operates a social networking site that enables people to share information with followers in the form of “tweets” or messages limited to 140 characters. More than 300,000 people sign up for Twitter accounts on an average day.

“Keeping pace with these users and their Twitter activity presents some unique and complex engineering challenges,” said Cozzatti in his blog. “Having dedicated data centers will give us more capacity to accommodate this growth in users and activity on Twitter.”

Does this mean that Twitter cloud hosting is coming soon? I don’t think as fast as most would like.  C7 is the data center that they are moving into and they don’t have any cloud servers in their facility as of right now. The Salt Lake City a hub for large data centers because of the availability of relatively low-cost electricity and a high-speed communications network that allows the rapid transmission of huge volumes of data.  Should be interesting what this does for Utah cloud hosting companies… LIKE US.  As you know or may not know, we are located in Utah.

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