Facebook's Exponential Rise in Network Bandwidth
Taylor says that the amount of network available for a reasonable price is increasing dramatically. The standard 1GB servers that Facebook used when he joined the company in 2009 were upgraded to 10GB in 2011, and they'll be swapped out again with 25GB boxes within the next two years.
"I'd say within three years we'll have 100GB servers," Taylor says. "So over around a six-year period, going 100 times up in the amount of bandwidth that's available. I think network and improvements in networking is going to be the largest driver toward changes in how large-scale Internet companies work."
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