October 16, 2008
Facebook hits 10,000,000,000 photos and counting
Doug Beaver from Facebook’s engineering group mentions about their latest milestone. Facebook users have uploaded uploaded over 10 billion photos to the site and as they keep 4 copies of each in different sizes, that’s 40 billion files just for the photos. Here are some stats.
* 2-3 Terabytes of photos are being uploaded to the site every day
* They have just over one petabyte of photo storage
* They serve over 15 billion photo images per day
* Photo traffic now peaks at over 300,000 images served per second
To celebrate, we got a bunch of cupcakes and handed them out to our engineering and operations groups. One of our engineers calculated that if we had gotten one cupcake for each of our photos, and lined them up side by side, the line could reach halfway to the moon.
[Facebook via Crunchgear]