eBay Shares Server Designs as It Rebuilds IT Infrastructure

The idea, says eBay, is to offer the lessons learned to other companies as it “open sources” its internal server designs by the end of 2018.

The replatforming of the company’s back-end infrastructure included designing its own hardware and artificial intelligence engine, decentralizing clusters of data centers, moving to an edge-computing architecture and leveraging the latest in open-source technologies, according to the company