Where YouTube videos’ memory storage contains?
Published: 03:40 PM, 2 February 2021
YouTube is currently the most popular entertainment medium
Currently, YouTube is one of the means of entertainment and also a source of income. YouTube is a US online video-sharing platform based in San Bruno, California. The service was invented in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim.
YouTube is a video-sharing site owned by Alphabet Inc., a multinational conglomerate company that has many other big companies including Google.
Although there are more video sharing sites, no one has been able to build a user friendly and popular platform like YouTube. 1.9 billion users log in to YouTube every month and at least 180 million users use YouTube every hour.
According to various research on the Internet – an average of 100 hours of video per minute can be uploaded on youtube – all of which is stored on Google’s data server.
Since different videos have different pixels such as 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p – it is assumed that the total size of the video uploaded per minute is more than 190 GB – which is crossed more than 260 terabytes at the end of the day and 6 petabytes at the end of the month.
According to 2016 data, the total storage of YouTube was 1000 petabytes which is 1 billion gigabytes. However, although the entire infrastructure of YouTube is very complex and secret, it can be said for sure that the storage of YouTube is constantly increasing and will increase in the future.
The first video was uploaded to YouTube on 13 April 2005. Jawed Karim, the co-founder of YouTube of Bangladeshi descent, uploaded the first video on YouTube titled “Me at the Zoo”. The only 18 seconds video has 78 million views currently.