Much of the newer generation does not know what life was like BG (before Google). Anytime you have a question, you “google” it.
What kind of infrastructure is required to answers all of those questions. 10,000 servers? 100,000 servers? A half million servers?
It has been estimated from a number of sources that Google is running ONE MILLION servers in its empire.
Google has plans to expand its empire to 10 Million servers. This was presented to the public recently regarding a new platform called Spanner. The idea is to automatically move and replicate massive amounts of data between its worldwide mega data centers to help avoid traffic and hardware issues.
Google started out with a rack containing 5 servers in the late 90s. This is absolutely fascinating exponential growth.
Do you remember life before Google?