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NewsForge: eHarmony And Open Source Software Make A Good Match

Jul 06, 2006, 12:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"eHarmony.com chooses open source software for its quality, not for its price, says Mark Douglas, vice president of engineering and operations for the popular online dating site.

"eHarmony.com, with more than 11 million registered users, is expecting an influx of even more new registrations since it launched a site for married couples who want to improve their relationships. With all those paying customers, eHarmony can't afford to have server outages. "Down time on our site costs over $1,000 per minute," says Douglas. So when it comes to selecting the best network monitoring and Web development apps, "we're not driven by saving money, we're driven by the best product..."

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