Yesterday afternoon Twitter announced that it will be moving its technical operations infrastructure into a new, custom-built data center in Utah.
According to the announcement, Twitter has been adding over 300,000 new users a day in 2010, and keeping pace with all the activity presents complex engineering challenges. “Having dedicated data centers will give us more capacity to accommodate this growth in users and activity on Twitter” stated the release. “Importantly, having our own data center will give us the flexibility to more quickly make adjustments as our infrastructure needs change.”
In the meantime, Twitter says it plan to “continue to work with NTT America to operate our current footprint, and plan to bring additional Twitter managed data centers online over the next 24 months.”
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