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Facebook acquires Instagram
Something interesting is happening between Facebook and Instagram. On April 9, 2012, Facebook announced that it was acquiring the hugely popular photo sharing and management site for $1 billion. Instagram has over 30 million subscribers and is so popular that over 1 million new users were added in just 12 hours after it launched the Android version of its service.
So far so good.
Facebook also announced that it would keep Instagram as a separate entity and continue to develop its line of business. Mark Zuckerberrg also said that “we will to help Instagram grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure”.
Does this mean that Instagram will be ported to Facebook Datacenters? Or will they continue to stay with Amazon where they use the Amazon EC2 cloud, Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancer and Elastic Block storage?
Only time will tell, but there is this little line about not fixing things that are not broken!
It is also possible that if Instagram is found to have very fluctuating needs, it might be left alone in the Amazon EC2 to take advantage of the infrastructure there.