MySpace Tech Roster

By David F. Carr  |  Posted 2007-01-16
MySpace has managed to scale its Web site infrastructure to meet booming demand by using a mix of time-proven and leading-edge information technologies.
Web application technology Microsoft Internet Information Services, .NET Framework Microsoft
Server operating system Windows 2003 Microsoft
Programming language and environment Applications written in C# for ASP.NET Microsoft
Programming language and environment Site originally launched on Adobe's ColdFusion; remaining ColdFusion code runs under New Atlanta's BlueDragon.NET product. Adobe, New Atlanta
Database SQL Server 2005 Microsoft
Storage area network 3PAR Utility Storage 3PARdata
Internet application acceleration NetScaler Citrix Systems
Server hardware Standardized on HP 585 (see below) Hewlett-Packard
Ad server software DART Enterprise DoubleClick
Search and keyword advertising Google search Google
Standard database server configuration consists of Hewlett-Packard HP 585 servers with 4 AMD Opteron dual-core, 64-bit processors with 64 gigabytes of memory (recently upgraded from 32). The operating system is Windows 2003, Service Pack 1; the database software is Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Service Pack 1. There's a 10-gigabit-per-second Ethernet network card, plus two host bus adapters for storage area network communications. The infrastructure for the core user profiles application includes 65 of these database servers with a total capacity of more than 2 terabytes of memory, 520 processors and 130 gigabytes of network throughput. Source: user conference presentations