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Facebook Open Sources Katran Load Balancer; Details Network Provisioning Tool

Facebook today made two announcements about the software it uses to run its network. The first is that it’s releasing Katran, the load balancer that keeps the social site from crashing and burning, as open source. In addition, it’s offering details on the inner workings of the Zero Touch Provisioning tool it uses to help engineers automate much of the work required to build its backbone networks.