[ILUG] Google Job
Dave O Connor
doc+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie
Thu Apr 1 20:02:37 IST 2004
Sean Rima said on Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 07:49:55PM +0100:
> The T/C mention:
> Gmail is a free service and includes 1,000 megabytes of storage with
> each account.
> If they give away 1gb of space for each account and end up with 1
> million accounts, jezz think of all the HD space. Sounds like a joke to me.
Not particularly, given that not all users will use the full 1GB (in fact, I
doubt any of them will. Building up 1GB of mail usually takes a few months of
That, and a terabyte of cheap storage can be had for under a grand these days
(assuming you're not buying large arrays in bulk, which I'd imagine google
is). A million users? Before the groin-grabbingly nice hardware bulk discount
google almost certainly get, you're talking a couple hundred grand, max.
That's assuming a milion users, each using their full gig. Which will not be
happening for a long, long time.
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