Edited transcript of Facebook (FB) at Credit Suisse 2014 Annual Technology Conference
Facebook’s Vice President of Infrastructure, Jason Taylor presents at Credit Suisse 2014 Annual Technology Conference on December 02, 2014, 12:30 PM ET. Following are the webcast audio and the associated transcript of the event…
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Stephen Ju – Analyst, Credit Suisse
All right, I think we’re going to go ahead and get started. Stephen Ju from the Credit Suisse Internet Equity Research team joined by Jason Taylor, who heads the infrastructure development effort at Facebook.
So without further ado, take it away.
Jason Taylor – VP, Infrastructure, Facebook
Great. So my name is Jason Taylor and I run a group called Infrastructure Foundation at Facebook.
We’re responsible for server design, server supply chain, overall capacity management. So capacity engineering, performance reviews, things like that. And then also the long-term infrastructure plan.
So today, I’m going to kind of walk through a little bit of our infrastructure and talk about a few efficiency programs that we’re excited about and look towards the future of efficiency at large-scale computing.
So Facebook is large. 82% of our monthly active users are outside the United States. We are a global deployment. We have international data centers, one in Lulea and several in the United States.
So 1.35 billion connect with us monthly, 1.2 billion on mobile and kind of a stunning 930 million photos are uploaded to the site every day. So it’s a lot of media, a lot of content that’s distributed on Facebook.
6 billion likes, 12 billion messages per day. It’s a very active site, very dynamic and we built an infrastructure to accommodate that.
Now for the last five years really efficiency has been a top priority at the company and initially I would say that it was really about necessity. We were facing a huge uptick in adoption of Facebook and usage and efficiency has always been core just to be able to scale. And as we reached a large scale it became necessary just for long-term financial viability and also just our ability to build platforms that scale well.