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Dell Loses Orders as Facebook Do-It-Yourself Servers Gain: Tech

When Facebook Inc. set out to build two new data centers, engineers couldn’t find the server computers they wanted from Dell Inc. or Hewlett-Packard Co. They decided to build their own.

“We weren’t able to get exactly what we wanted,” Frank Frankovsky, Facebook’s director of hardware design, said at a conference on data-center technology last month.