Gizmodo has posted a visual representation from Intac showing the approximate number of dedicated servers that major tech companies own. When you speak in terms of numbers, it becomes hard to comprehend just how large these server farms have become. Intel, for example, is estimated to have around 100,000 servers in its arsenal, while Facebook, AT&T, and Time Warner Cable, all fall between 20,000 and 30,000. Without being able to see these server farms with your own eyes, these statistics are merely tossed aside as nothing more than interesting facts.
It's no secret that Google is a giant. But, do people realize just how big they really are? Companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and eBay all have over 50,000 servers, though their exact numbers aren't made public. Google, by comparison, is estimated to have over 1,000,000 dedicated servers, accounting for over 2% of the servers in the world. The graphical representation below allows one to truly understand just how unbelievably huge Google is (especially compared to the other major tech giants). Get your scroll-wheel ready and take a look.
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