Twitter Wants To Beach The Whale Once And For All

Twitter has always had problems keeping its service up. Although twitter only deals with tiny amounts of information, the number of constant reoccurring requests, particularly by third party clients via Twitter’s API.

The Fail Whale sees way more action than he should these days, but Twitter has a plan to fix the problem once and for all.

A new data center in Salt Lake City will power Twitter’s unique needs, and with more data centers planned for the next 24 months, it’s possible the whale will disappear to the depths, never to be seen again.

Apparently, there are over 300,000 people signing up for twitter accounts every day, and over 100 million users worldwide, so Twitter is doing the right thing by building expensive new data centers to handle the load.

Now they just have to figure out a way to actually generate revenue.

Written by Toby Leftly

Toby is a Mac nerd, a hardware nerd and a web nerd, rolled into one. You can find him at accentmedia.ca or on Twitter.
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#1
tydunitz
July 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 am

More accurately, it’s probably, like, 14 people signing up for Twitter accounts every day, alongside 285,000 Nigerian robots.

 
 
#2
Echo
July 22nd, 2010 at 7:18 am

More accurately, it’s probably, like, 14 people signing up for Twitter accounts every day, alongside 285,000 Justin Beiber fans.

 
 
#3
Andy Ward
July 22nd, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I will believe the fail whale is gone for good when I see it, or don’t see it anymore. Twitter seems to be having a very difficult time scaling. An aggravating issue that I hope is resolved soon.

 
 
#4
Swat Chap
July 22nd, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I was getting tired of the website not working many times.

 

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