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Zynga is a social game company and our mission is to connect the world through games — this has become quite broadly known. Perhaps less known is that Zynga is hugely focused on technology.
August 18, 2011

Ben Hall How do you manage configuration files across a wide array of games, played by millions of users and served out of multiple data centers? Over the years Zynga has found that the right solution to this problem varies for each unique service and product. I’d like to present one of these solutions today: Apache…

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August 11, 2011

Allan Leinwand Over the past few months we were proud to publicly unveil zCloud – Zynga’s own private cloud computing infrastructure. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at cloud computing, zCloud, and Zynga’s use of both public and private cloud computing. Cloud computing is infrastructure that is on-demand, flexible, distributed and location independent….

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July 28, 2011

Allan Leinwand I had the chance recently to sit down with TechTarget’s CloudCoverTV to discuss Zynga’s approach to the cloud, how it might be applied to legacy IT environments and explore what we look for in potential network operations employees. Enjoy the video and be sure to sound off in the comments with any questions…

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July 25, 2011

Amar Arsikere We at Zynga have been busy building a game server that can scale to support hundreds of millions of users. Although the industry has a decade of collective experience in deploying massive web applications that scale, new applications like social gaming continue to push the envelope in terms of the size and scope…

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July 4, 2011

Allan Leinwand I had the privilege of speaking at Datacenter Dynamics last week in San Francisco to explain how Zynga approaches the cloud. Part of my keynote covered what’s next for “Cloud 2.0″ and what’s needed in order for the next-generation cloud to become a reality. It reminded me of a recent GigaOm story I…

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June 24, 2011

Ken Rudin It’s pretty well known that Zynga has a metrics driven culture. It’s true. We meticulously measure most areas of our business, from user survey results, to engagement levels in our games, to the actions our players take during a game session.  As a result, we generate (and analyze) tens of billions of rows…

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June 15, 2011

Cadir Lee We’ve been heads down here at Zynga over the last few years but we’ve always been big fans of open source and open information.  We’ve learned and leveraged a lot from others and we hope that this site will be found useful in turn.  To those that have made their way here,  a…

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