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Twitter CTO to visit Taiwan, plans to get cheaper server supplies

Like many dominant internet service players, Twitter plans to get servers from Taiwan to reduce server costs

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh from Mar 5, 2014 @ 18:25 CST

Twitter's CTO Adam Messinger is expected to visit Taiwan to discuss with Taiwan based server makers about direct account supplies for data center servers, according to sources. These includes companies such as Quanta Computers, Inventec, Foxconn and few others.


In the past, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft have made large orders of servers directly from Taiwan-based ODMs so that they can get the required setup at a reduced cost. It was reported that Quanta did have small volume of server related orders. but the company refused to comment on it.

In 2013, 85% of Quantas's servers were ordered by internet based companies, which was 34% in 2011 and 64% in 2012. 15% of the total server shipments were for cloud computing, and its predicted that this number may reach 20% by the end of this year.

Its predicted that Quanta's sales of servers is expected to grow up to 92% in 2014. Though its unclear how many servers Twitter is looking to buy, but it should be large enough to boost Taiwan-based server maker's revenues.