Google Data Center – Google has around 13 data centers all throughout the world. By 2014, three such facilities are going to add to this list. As per the recent estimate conducted by Microsoft, Google has around 900,000 servers in all its data centers based in world. It is official now that Microsoft leads this table with 100,000 server count. Google’s data centers use around 260 million watts of power which accounts to 0.01% of global energy. This power is enough to consistently power 200,000 homes.
Facebook Data Center – Facebook, a leading social networking website with around 1 billion users has its own server farms, designed and built by its engineers as per the norms of its open compute project. In the year 2012, Facebook has come up with its Prineville data center which is 62,000 square feet in dimension. It houses around 500 cold storage racks, which can hold around 2TB of data and each rack uses around 2 Kilowatts of power. It is estimated that Facebook servers process around 2.4 billion pieces of content and 750TB of data every day. The standard storage rack in Facebook data center facility uses 8 Kilowatts of power. Facebook has data worth over 100 PB capacities in its facility which is derived from a three tiered storage system. As per the recent press release, Facebook has admitted that its users utilize around 7PB of photo storage from its facility every month.
Amazon Data Center – Amazon has around 450,000 servers in its data centers sited in 7 locations in the world. And from the year 2008 the company has spent around $86 million on its servers. It stores around 40 billion objects on it and is basically into cloud storage business. Amazon Web Services has around 40,000 servers dedicated to its cloud customers and gets around 17 million monthly visitors who access 410TB of data from its platform. Around 30 million of Amazon users stream around 40 PB of videos per month.
Microsoft Data Center – With a count of 1 billion users and 100,000 servers, Microsoft has so far spent around $23 billion on its data centers. In the year 1989, Microsoft came up with its first data center which was 89,000 sq feet. In the year 2006, it designed its own data center with 500,000 sq ft and in the year 2013 came up with a $112 million facility.