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Exabytes, Googols, and GoogolPlex’s – When will this madness stop

By John | January 9, 2008

The folk lore states that when the founders came up with the name of google.com, they made a spelling error. It was supposed to be googol.com. A googol is a 1 with a 100 zeros after it. The often heard googleplex is a 1 with (10 * 100 zeros).

I read a blog article today that states that Google processes over 20 petabytes of data per day. This equates to around 5 exabytes a year (i.e., a 1 with 18 zeros).

The aforementioned blog article is a good outline for the state of “cloud computing” as it exists today.

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