Posted By Rich Miller On October 15, 2008 @ 10:51 am In Facebook | 8 Comments
I’m a sucker for huge numbers, and Facebook’s engineering team has shared a pretty interesting data point: Facebook users have now uploaded more than 10 billion photos . More than 300,000 images are served every second.
Facebook’s 10 billion images easily outdistances the largest photo-sharing sites. Photobucket hosts about 6.2 billion photos, while Flickr has 2 billion, according to CNet .
So Facebook users upload a ton of photos. What’s the significance? Those photos have to live somewhere. Facebook now has more than 1 petabyte of photo storage, and at least 2 terabytes of photos are uploaded every day. That will drive demand for more servers  and more data center space .
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 10 billion photos: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=30695603919
 CNet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10066650-36.html
 more servers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/05/12/facebook-borrows-100-million-to-buy-servers/
 data center space: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/02/05/facebook-scales-up-its-data-center-space/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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