Facebook, Palo Alto, California, USA

For some companes, the opportunity to invest in innovative initiatives is an option. For social media superpower Facebook, innovation is not only the foundation of its survival, innovation is its daily business. This article explains how Facebook successfully migrated 1 terabyte (1 trillion bytes) of data--within four months--from a near-capacity data center to a new warehouse, all without interrupting the user's site experience. In doing so, it overviews the project's evolution and benefits and the project team's project challenges. It identifies how the team both implemented the project and managed the risks involved in moving this large amount of data in the quickest way possible.
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