Open Source Social Media Networking Framework and Platform

The burgeoning network of Open Source Social Media, growing demand for their services and evolving need for keeping up with prolific data volumes are pushing such large enterprises as Facebook to shift to more efficient technologies. Facebook has been experiencing fewer hardware breakdowns ever since it started opting for open-source hardware for its gigantic servers. In a departure from the conventional, monolithic server systems, the rapidly growing social network platform is collaborating with design specialists to create new open source hardware, a trend that’s fast catching on in the IT world.

However, even considering the shift to a more traffic-friendly platform, solutions to major problems in data hardware still evade specialists working on this model. The question remains: Is open-source the right solution? Facebook has in fact stated that the shift to open source hardware has enabled constituents of the social media network to improve data efficiencies and reduce operating cost.

The “Open Compute Project” which is an open-source hardware group comprising team members from Facebook offers ideas for innovation and execution. The project was launched in the year 2011 with a data center featuring fully run on open-source servers only at Lulea in Sweden.

The team compared performance of its Sweden and US centers with quality rates as the parameter. The comparison test revealed a 15 failure rate in the Sweden center which has 100% open source equipment, while a significantly higher 3% failure rate was observed at the US data center which had a mix of open-source and non-open source hardware.

Facebook is focusing on open-source hardware and believes that its initiative will positively influence hardware design in the future.

Deciding the Corporate Open Source To Be An Oxymoron

The sponsorship of open source technology is not only confined to a few reasons but, the diversity of genuine reasons range from coverage of code testing to direct monetization to community development has given it so much motivation.

As told by Bryan Cantrill, products had sponsorships which were hitched to the open source community train. In the past, it is been noticed that a philosophical divide has come up in the concept of releasing a product in an open source license. There can be a limit made on the consumption of computer components under the licensing agreement. The similar indignities are suffered by the open source software and commercial software buyers under the direct monetization model.

One of the flows in the model divides the factors like open source camp and enterprise camp. So, the question is how companies can give ROI to its shareholders by sponsoring an open source technology. Therefore, the goals and sharing of profit must be clear.

After that the focus was on providing valuable services to the customers by high performance cloud infrastructure. Then the though process begin to make the cloud offerings more appealing for the customers. A differentiation and comparison can be seen between source Java and Sun Microsystem.

To improve on the system, it was decided to use them on its own and develop it further. Node.js was then developed with the newly created modules which included Mark Cavage’s node restify and Trent Mick’s node bunyan. One can enjoy different functions if played with different devices. Node.js is right model which can be used by the users and is a win for them.