How Flickr Managed Storage Growth Without Buying New Hardware

On a very high-traffic day, Flickr users upload as many as twenty-five million photos.

On a very high-traffic day, Flickr users upload as many as twenty-five million photos. These photos require an average of 3.25 megabytes of storage each, totalling over 80 terabytes of data. Stored naively in a cloud service similar to S3, this day’s worth of data would cost over $30,000 per year, and continue to incur costs every year.

Pretty good set of data points on how Flickr managed storage growth without buying new hardware [Read more]

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