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Twitter will close one of its three main data centers.
The company Twitter intends to close the data center in Sacramento (California, USA) - one of its three main data centers. In addition, the presence in Atlanta will reportedly be reduced. There are already concerns that these initiatives will lead to service disruptions.
The fact that the named data center can be stopped was first reported in November. The initiative is part of a broad program by new Twitter CEO Elon Musk to cut costs by $1 billion a year through infrastructural changes. It should also be noted that in September of this year, the Twitter data center in Sacramento experienced a massive outage due to heat waves in the region. In the event of a complete closure of this site, the situation with the reliability and availability of the company's services may seriously deteriorate.
As it has now become known, the data center in Sacramento will be closed in January 2023. The load is planned to be transferred to the site in Portland (Oregon). Part of the equipment in the third main data center, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia, is apparently planned to be turned off. It is not yet clear whether the remaining servers in the ranks will cope with the load. In addition to its own data centers, Twitter also uses AWS and Google Cloud Platform cloud resources. But earlier it was said that Elon Musk intends to revise the terms of agreements with cloud platforms in order to save money.