How many servers do you think....

Discussion in 'Apple, Industry and Internet Discussion' started by daneoni, Aug 28, 2006.

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    daneoni

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    are required to power the whole Apple empire. They have a host of international sites which are quite extensive, music and video download stores, they'll also maintain financial records as well as dedicated servers to manage R&D projects. Im guessing quite alot. They must have this bunker loaded with Xserves right?, must store around 500 terabytes of data at least?

    Just a random topic i thought i'd throw out there
     
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    Interesting thought, daneoni. Add to that, what system or systems are they running? What about backup and archiving? The number of staff to maintain such a setup? The power consumption? The list could get long real fast when you stop and think about it.
     
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    dmw007

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    Not sure how many, but I would assume that the number would be quite massive. :)
     
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    LastBreath

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    I wouldn't think they would put everything in one place in the interest of redundancy.

    Due to the industry I'm involved with I've been in a very high level data center and in the co-managed halls were Microsoft equipment.

    I wish i could go into more detail about what i seen and the measures they have in place, its was simply amazing!
     
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    dizastor

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    They run the entire empire off of a g4 Mac Mini running 10.4 server.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Tis true, I have seen it! :D ;) :cool:
     

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