With the announcement by Facebook that it now has more than 300 million (30 crore) active users, the question arises that how is this large traffic being handled?

The current numbers are really big. Already 300 million active users and the numbers continue to soar. Facebook, world’s largest social network has been adding users at an average rate of 6,70,000 per day. Most of those users are uploading photos and videos, which requires a lot of storage and computing assets.

More interestingly, Facebook has about 230 engineers, who manage data for more than 30 crore users. That means only one engineer handles more than 13 lacs active users. Certainly, the engineers at Facebook have a dramatic impact.

That places Facebook among the largest Internet companies that have publicly discussed their server counts.