Facebook Inc (FB) Doing Smart Business

smart moneyFacebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is sharing its data center secrets again. Where some might question whether the company is giving away its competitive advantage, Fool contributor Tim Beyers sees a smart business strategy.

The latest giveaway? A new version of Flashcache, software for managing huge volumes of information across databases. Facebook first talked about the project in 2010. Now, in a blog post, engineers are revealing more about how the newest software works and what results to expect. Facebook is effectively teaching partners, competitors, and start-ups how to more efficiently run a data center.

Now it’s your turn to weigh in. Do you believe Facebook’s insistence on giving away its internally developed tricks for improving data management amounts to forfeiting a competitive advantage? Please watch the video to get Tim’s full take, and then leave a comment to let us know where you stand.

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