Wednesday, 14 December 2016


Ever wonder where your favorite memes, YouTube videos and Netflix binges come from? Most of them originate in mega-warehouses filled wall-to-wall with server racks, cooling systems, and power components. Within these chilly cathedrals of 1s and 0s lies the beating heart of the Internet as you know it.

This infographic by Shutterstock takes a closer look at three tech giants and their mind-boggling data depositories.

Infographic Sources:
1. Amazon data center size

2. People became even more addicted to Netflix in 2015, according to Goldman Sachs
3. Amazon S3 Growth for 2011 - Now 762 Billion Objects
4. A Rare Peek Into The Massive Scale of AWS
5. The Apple Data Center FAQ
6. Apple reaches 100% renewable energy across all data centers
7. Berkeley Lab: It Takes 70 Billion Kilowatt Hours A Year To Run The Internet
8. How much carbon dioxide is produced per kilowatthour when generating electricity with fossil fuels?
9. Apple users send 200,000 iMessages every second
10. Apple to power Singapore operations with renewable energy
11. The Top 10 Cloud Campuses
12. The Unicorn List
13. B-2 Spirit
14. Google Details, and Defends, Its Use of Electricity
15. Revealed: The Secret Gear Connecting Google’s Online Empire
16. DeepMind News & Blog

Top image credit: ugoxuqu/Pixabay.

[Source: Shutterstock.]

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