Keeping Your Megasite Ticking: Q&A With Facebook Engineer Robert Johnson

December 7, 2010 No Comments

With hundreds of millions of users and literally trillions of objects in its cache, Facebook is an example of how to run an enormous, constantly changing site without tripping into downtime at every turn. “You want to keep failures contained, so try to set things up so you don’t turn the failure of one machine into the failure of many machines,” said Director of Engineering Robert Johnson.

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