Instagram a billion dollar company running on Linux...

That's right yet another big dollar company, Instagram, is using Linux for it's servers.  If you are a regular reader you already knew that right?  We came across this article and thought it was worth pointing out again given the valuation Facebook just paid for them.  As the article points out they were just sold for $1 Billion Dollars but Connanical itself isn't valued at even close to that amount. 

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.