Facebook Open Compute & Other Infrastructure

Jonathan Heiliger (Facebook)
Mission City Ballroom
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Keynote by Jonathan Heiliger.

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Jonathan Heiliger


Jonathan Heiliger is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Facebook, where he oversees global infrastructure, site architecture and IT. Prior to Facebook, he was a technology advisor to several early-stage companies in connection with Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital. He formerly led the engineering team at Walmart.com, where he was responsible for infrastructure and building scalable systems. Jonathan also spent several years at Loudcloud (which became Opsware and was later acquired by HP) as the Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was the CTO of Frontier GlobalCenter, and later founded Global Crossing’s corporate venture capital group. He was recognized by MIT as a “Young Innovator under 35” for his work in sparking Global Crossing’s services and technology investments.

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H. "Waldo" Grunenwald
06/19/2011 10:44pm PDT

Interesting insight into the problem-solving approaches at Facebook. While for most companies these fall firmly in Crazy-Land, it is a reminder that sometimes crazy problems warrant a visit.

John Esser
06/17/2011 5:11am PDT

Hi Jonathan, one question I had is did you consider the cloud before building your own data center? If this were to happen today would you your own data center and HW or just use the cluse (Amazon, etc.)?

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Connie Quach
06/17/2011 5:03am PDT

I really enjoyed your presentation since it took aspects of our daily ‘social’ life and brought it back to the technical. Looking forward to sharing your video/deck with my colleagues. Thank you!

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Jonathan Heiliger
06/16/2011 10:52pm PDT

Glad you enjoyed the talk!

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Roy Rapoport
06/16/2011 4:11am PDT

Really liked this presentation. Good technical content, and made me tear up at the end. Rare combination :)

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