Worth Reading: Lessons from Facebook’s split network backbone

Distributed applications, whether they are containerized or not, have a lot of benefits when it comes to modularity and scale. But in a world of feature creep on all applications, whether they are internally facing ones running a business or hyperscale consumer applications like Google’s search engine or Facebook’s social media network, these distributed applications put a huge strain on the network. This, more than any other factor, is why network costs are rising faster than any other aspect of the datacenter. —The Next Platform