Scaling a fast-growing enormous website like Facebook

With the recent news that Facebook has just overtaken Myspace in total users (much to the chagrin of Rupert Murdoch & Co.,) it is interesting to take a look at how a website with this type of growth rate scales with demand. With more than 10,000 servers and over 250,000 new users signing up every day, Facebook must stay ahead of the curve in terms of scaling. How is this accomplished? Check out this video interview with Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook.

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