Facebook Now Running Over 30,000 Servers

According to new information released by Facebook last week (and published by Data Center Knowledge today), the company is now running “somewhere in the neighborhood of 30,000 servers”. The company is also collecting a whopping 25 terabytes of log data per day, which is supposedly “the equivalent of about 1,000 times the volume of mail delivered daily by the U.S. Postal Service”.

This information came from a presentation delivered by Jeff Rothschild, Facebook’s VP of Technology, at the Center for Networked Systems. With so much growth over the past two years, the company has been forced to invest heavily in infrastructure. There have been large capital investments in infrastructure at Faceboook over the past couple years. The company previously borrowed $100 million to fund server expansion, and with around 20,000 new servers, it’s clear that a decent portion (if not all) of that loan has now been allocated.