Facebook has a communication problem. The apps are talking the network but with limited context and bottlenecks inside its data centers. Now, the social network is planning to improve the communication with a new networking fabric to serve its 1.1 billion users.
"Networking is built around ISP networks and protocols for interconnecting of ISP networks. It's not built around content and apps, so there are fundamental gaps in the requirements we have versus ISPs," said Najam Ahmad, head of networking at Facebook, speaking at the GigaOm Structure conference Wednesday. The gaps result in choke points that … Read more