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Web 2.0: How High-Volume eBay Manages Its Storage

The ultrapopular auction/sales Web site continues its exponential growth and finds itself adding 10 terabytes of new storage every week. That's a lot of data. eBay, like Xerox and Google, is fast becoming its own generic verb for what it does ("Oh, just eBay it". And when a company itself becomes the name for what it does, then a certain level of success has been reached.

A very high level of success. Among Web 2.0 companies, San Jose, Calif.-based eBay is right up there with Google, Amazon, Yahoo, eHarmony, SalesForce.com, and social networking sites MySpace.com and FaceBook.com as far as traffic, popularity and profitability are concerned.

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