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Old 06-06-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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So someone recently mentioned youtube has warehouses full of servers and an army of tech people to make sure everything is running smoothly.


Does anyone know the approximate cost of this? I was also told that youtube runs at a loss?


Just wondering what percentage of the videos on youtube are political in nature and how many servers it would take to just run that topic only and the cost of the servers? a few million inital investment and a warehouse and employees?
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:45 PM
 
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Servers are the small end of the cost. Connectivity - a T1 or OC pipeline or two - is what really eats up the bux.
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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Servers are the small end of the cost. Connectivity - a T1 or OC pipeline or two - is what really eats up the bux.

and the cost"?
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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Well into the "if you have to ask" range.

If what you're trying to do here is figure out how much content from Party A or Party B "costs," you've got a lot of numbers to figure out to get there.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:25 AM
 
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Servers are the small end of the cost. Connectivity - a T1 or OC pipeline or two - is what really eats up the bux.

Since it's video that is a lot CPU cycles for conversion and a huge amount of storage, it certainly would not be insignificant amount in their case compared to other web services.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:48 AM
 
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and the cost"?

Too many variables need to be filled in to even begin to give an estimate and a lot of that information will be very hard to come by for real large scale operations that have their own data centers/infrastructure.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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Facebook is completing construction of a server farm in Los Lunas NM. It's 2.8 million sq ft under roof and power is almost all solar generated. Cost is over $1 billion. It's just one of many such facilities that Facebook owns (at least 15 million sq ft).
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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So someone recently mentioned youtube has warehouses full of servers and an army of tech people to make sure everything is running smoothly.


Does anyone know the approximate cost of this? I was also told that youtube runs at a loss?


Just wondering what percentage of the videos on youtube are political in nature and how many servers it would take to just run that topic only and the cost of the servers? a few million inital investment and a warehouse and employees?
I remember Google's cost for bandwidth alone was estimated at a few hundred million a year. And this was fairly dated estimate... like a few years after Google acquired YT. So we're talking probably 2008-2010.

What likely helps youtube's operating costs is riding on Google's cloud - allowing them to take advantage of various networking services and existing platforms. Any new company would likely just use AWS or something similar as opposed to build their own infrastructure.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:53 AM
 
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Any new company would likely just use AWS or something similar as opposed to build their own infrastructure.
Did you know you can lease satellite and ground station time from AWS?
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:37 PM
 
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Ok so still no answer.

I’m talking a few hundred or a few thousand content creators and a couple million users
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