With 100M active users, Twitter adds new East Coast data centers

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Twitter is adding to its network of data centers with a new East Coast location that should help the service keep pace with its over 100 million (and growing) active daily users, reports Data Center Knowledge.

In the past, Twitter has struggled to keep up with its growing user base, and in 2010 it built a data center in the Salt Lake City area to provide a long-term fix to down-time related issues. The new data center aims to avoid down-time before it happens.

Twitter will rely on Quality Technology Services (QTS) based in downtown Atlanta as the site of its new East Coast data center, according to the report. The new facility covers 990,000 square feet and is one of the largest data centers in the world.

With the boost in active users as well as a new $400 million investment round, the move for Twitter to grow its data centers comes as no surprise.


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