YouTube Data Storage Stats Revealed

This article published 2 days ago from, YouTube Stats Revealed, Total Viewing Time: 9,305 Years!

“YouTube hosts over six million videos, growing at about 20 percent every month.
The videos take up 45 terabytes of storage — about 5,000 home computers’ worth”

Quick calculation, Oct = 54TB, Nov = 64TB, Dec = 77 TB, and then by Jan = 95TB. Storage needs nearly doubled in 4 mos.

“The total time spent watching YouTube videos since it started last year is 9,305 years!

Good bye TV as we know it.

“The most popular items get an especially large percentage of the traffic”

Think Long Tail, Folks

“The size and cost of running this free service makes many wonder what the future holds for YouTube. Some predict it will collapse under the expense of the sheer volume of transmitted data…”

As you know, I work at Hitachi Data Systems and am hosting the upcoming Lunch 2.0 on Tue, Sept 12th, I’m sure these discussions will come up. Sign up for Lunch 2.0 here.

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