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Old 03-03-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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I really wonder.

How much does it cost to Google hosting, storing, managing all these videos??

Anybody has an idea on this??

Is it like billions or millions cause i think Youtube doesn't make that much money in terms of ad revenue

What do you think??
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:41 AM
 
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Analysis suggests at most they are breaking even and may be losing as much as 1 billion a year. The storage costs alone have to be astronomical, you are going to have multiple formats and resolutions for each video plus backups. You need the infrastructure and bandwidth to support all that storage. You are also going to need a tremendous amount of CPU power to encode all that video.
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Old 03-04-2016, 06:46 AM
 
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Analysis suggests at most they are breaking even and may be losing as much as 1 billion a year. The storage costs alone have to be astronomical, you are going to have multiple formats and resolutions for each video plus backups. Then you need the infrastructure and bandwidth to support all that storage.
It'd be amazing right

But i'm assuming since Google has big experience in storage well before Youtube so adding Youtube to their existing infrastructure it is rather efficient for them
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Youtube makes buckets of money in ad revenue...don't you worry about that.

There are people making a living on YouTube. You know this, right?

There are all kinds of estimates all over the web. Just Google "YouTube Google Cost".

I've seen estimates of $4Million a year for storage. I've seen gueses that Google LOSES 2 million dollars... a DAY on YT.
And this was in 09:
YouTube Costs Google $2 Million Per Day

Paying nothing for the bandwidth?
YouTube’s Bandwidth Bill Is Zero. Welcome to the New Net | WIRED

This guy did a bunch of math and estimates $100 million a year:
https://sumanrs.wordpress.com/2012/0...king-estimate/

My personal guess would be at least twice that... but as Coalman said: YouTube is a loss leader for GOOG.
They get revenue. Just no profit.
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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Youtube makes buckets of money in ad revenue...don't you worry about that.

There are people making a living on YouTube. You know this, right?

There are all kinds of estimates all over the web. Just Google "YouTube Google Cost".

I've seen estimates of $4Million a year for storage. I've seen gueses that Google LOSES 2 million dollars... a DAY on YT.
And this was in 09:
YouTube Costs Google $2 Million Per Day

Paying nothing for the bandwidth?
YouTube’s Bandwidth Bill Is Zero. Welcome to the New Net | WIRED

This guy did a bunch of math and estimates $100 million a year:
https://sumanrs.wordpress.com/2012/0...king-estimate/

My personal guess would be at least twice that... but as Coalman said: YouTube is a loss leader for GOOG.
They get revenue. Just no profit.
OMG

Wired article was eye opening for me

So they just trade bandwidth.

Very clever of Google

Then they only have storage to worry but with this setup they are probably profiting
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:21 AM
 
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It'd be amazing right

But i'm assuming since Google has big experience in storage well before Youtube so adding Youtube to their existing infrastructure it is rather efficient for them
Video is whole other realm of data storage, an search index might have millions of results in the same space as 1 video.
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