Twitter have been growing at an exponential rate in recent months and this has unfortunately had the side effect of causing some downtime for the social networking service. Its fair to say that when 300,000 new accounts are created every day that you would expect this however. To counter these issues they have started to build a custom farm in Salt Lake City.
“Having dedicated data centers will give us more capacity to accommodate this growth in users and activity on Twitter, Twitter will have full control over network and systems configuration, with a much larger footprint in a building designed specifically around our unique power and cooling needs. The data center will house a mixed-vendor environment for servers running open source OS and applications” says Jean Paul Cozzatti on his engineering blog.
KitGuru says: Until recently Twitter have been using data centres built by NTT American in the Bay Area.