How does Instangram use Open Source?

The folks at Instagram wrote up a great post talking on their Blog talking about how they use Open Source and the other technologies.  The article gives some great insight into how they do business and where they have decided to spend their infrastructure dollars.  The big technology they rely on is Ubuntu, Amazon EC2 and S3, PostgreSQL, and a bunch more open tools.  While they don't give any secrets away they do a nice job of showing what they use on a day to day basis.  Check it out.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.