YouTube grew incredibly fast, to over 100 million video views per day, with only a handful of people responsible for scaling the site. How did they manage to deliver all that video to all those users? And how have they evolved since being acquired by Google?
Apache Python Linux (SuSe) MySQL psyco, a dynamic python->C compiler lighttpd for video instead of Apache
Supports the delivery of over 100 million videos per day. Founded 2/2005 3/2006 30 million video views/day 7/2006 100 million video views/day 2 sysadmins, 2 scalability software architects 2 feature developers, 2 network engineers, 1 DBA
Recipe for handling rapid growth