Visualizing the storage and energy use of the whole internet


Have you ever wondered about where the internet is? Yes, we know that it’s everywhere, that websites sit on servers which transmit their data through a series of interpretation protocols that eventually puts Amazon on our iPad screen. That part is easy to grasp.

The sheer size of the servers necessary to run the internet combined with the energy required to sustain the internet – now we’re getting into some pretty massive visualizations. That’s the key to the infographic below by Misdegree. Google, for example, has somewhere between 900 thousand to 1.8 million servers, depending on which estimate you believe (they don’t release server information). That alone should blow your away.

Check out more amazing statistics about the size and the online universe:

Storing and Fueling the Gigantic Online Universe


Written by Rocco Penn

A tech blogger, social media analyst, and general promoter of all things positive in the world. "Bring it. I'm ready." Find me on Media Caffeine, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

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