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How much storage space would a large social networking site have?


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#1 KobyA

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:30 PM

Such as myspace or facefook. How much storage would they be totaling right now? Not how much is used, rather the capacity.

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 09:57 PM

I think this is a number you would always be behind once you state it,due to the constant increase with use.
Needle in a haystack: efficient storage of billions of photos

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The Photos application is one of Facebook’s most popular features. Up to date, users have uploaded over 15 billion photos which makes Facebook the biggest photo sharing website. For each uploaded photo, Facebook generates and stores four images of different sizes, which translates to a total of 60 billion images and 1.5PB of storage. The current growth rate is 220 million new photos per week, which translates to 25TB of additional storage consumed weekly. At the peak there are 550,000 images served per second. These numbers pose a significant challenge for the Facebook photo storage infrastructure.


That's 1.5PB or Petabyte = one quadrillion bytes.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 01:40 AM

I think this is a number you would always be behind once you state it,due to the constant increase with use.
Needle in a haystack: efficient storage of billions of photos

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The Photos application is one of Facebook’s most popular features. Up to date, users have uploaded over 15 billion photos which makes Facebook the biggest photo sharing website. For each uploaded photo, Facebook generates and stores four images of different sizes, which translates to a total of 60 billion images and 1.5PB of storage. The current growth rate is 220 million new photos per week, which translates to 25TB of additional storage consumed weekly. At the peak there are 550,000 images served per second. These numbers pose a significant challenge for the Facebook photo storage infrastructure.


That's 1.5PB or Petabyte = one quadrillion bytes.

All I can say is holy ****... :thumbsup:
If they bought storage at the same prices consumers do (obviously they don't) that could be $3000 a week(or a lot more or a lot less obviously) you need to pay just to get more and more storage.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:48 AM

All I can say is holy ****... :thumbsup:
If they bought storage at the same prices consumers do (obviously they don't) that could be $3000 a week(or a lot more or a lot less obviously) you need to pay just to get more and more storage.


Considering they made $800 million in revenue last year, I don't think they are worried about that.

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