Facebook Extends Relationship With Message Systems

By David Cohen 

Facebook extended its relationship with email, text, and cross-channel messaging operations provider Message Systems, and the social network will continue its use of the Momentum platform to power its messaging features.

Message Systems said Facebook’s initial deployment of Momentum helped it to slash data-center costs associated with hardware management, despite the skyrocketing growth in messages sent via the social network.

Facebook Director of Network Engineering Najam Ahmad said in a press release announcing the extension:

At our scale, we need solutions that are highly extensible and highly reliable. The Momentum platform has been able to grow with our rapidly evolving infrastructure and support our need for very high throughput, and we’re pleased to continue to work with the Message Systems team.

Message Systems President and CEO George Schlossnagle added:

We’re delighted to renew our relationship with Facebook, and we take pride that Message Systems’ technology has helped support Facebook’s global growth over the past five years. The Momentum platform has proven that it can scale to handle Facebook’s high message volumes, and also provide the kind of flexibility Facebook requires to meet evolving technical challenges. We look forward to working together with Facebook in the years ahead to continue to help it meet its messaging challenges.

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