Facebook Storage Infrastructure w/o FB IT Costs

Facebook Storage Infrastructure w/o FB IT Costs

In 2012 I did a blog post on Facebook going public. The premise of the piece wasn’t about the fad that surrounds social media or that a social media company was going public, it was that the group of IT practitioners that manage Facebook’s storage infrastructure had deployed something pretty amazing.

In 2009 I quoted a few simple stats:

Facebook had about 1 billion users - remember, each user has a mailbox for messagesUsers were… Read more »

The History of Data Storage

Check out different mediums of storage throughout the years and the capacities they held. Maybe not as far back as punch cards, but since tape (especially for backups) trying to stuff more data in a smaller foot print has been around for a long time. Hope you enjoy.