Microblogging site Twitter (www.twitter.com) announced on Monday that it has completed migration to a new data center in Salt Lake City, Utah on its fifth anniversary.
Twitter made the announcement via its engineering blog, and said its “unprecedented growth and sightings of the infamous Fail Whale” prompted the company to make a plan to increase its capacity and reliability. Twitter revealed its migration plans last September.
The company says its engineers “extended many of Twitter’s core systems to replicate Tweets to multiple data centers.” The blog post outlines the specific process of the migration.
According to the blog post, “this move gives us the capacity to deliver Tweets with greater reliability and speed, and creates more runway to focus on the most interesting operations and engineering problems. It’s an immense opportunity to innovate and build the products and technologies that our users request and our talented engineers love to develop.”
Twitter announced in April 2010 its initial plans for its expansion.
In July 2010, Twitter revealed the location of the data center in the Salt Lake City area.
According to a report by DatacenterDynamics, this is the first data center that Twitter will own and operate. Prior to this, the company had been leasing colocation space.