Overheard: Word of the Day

Dec 16 2009   5:11PM GMT

Overheard – Wayback machine

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

“It may be the single largest database in the world, and it’s all in a shipping container.”

Brewster Kahle, The Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine gets a new data center

The Internet Archive has been taking a snapshot of the World Wide Web every two months since 1997, and the images are made available through the Wayback Machine, a Web site that gets about 200,000 visitors a day or about 500 hits per second on the 4.5 petabyte database.  The machine fits in a 20-foot-long outdoor metal cargo container filled with 63 server clusters that offer 4.5 million gigabytes of data storage capacity and 1TB of memory.

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is Wayback Machine.

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