The tech challenges of the adult industry

Summary:The tech challenges of titillation.

True to its name, ExtremeTech yesterday offered a glimpse into the IT challenges of a special kind of enterprise: the adult industry.

Wrinkle your nose if you choose, but the tech challenges of titillation remain daunting.

Sebastian Anthony offers a peep, er, peek:

At peak time, YouPorn serves 4000 pages per second, equating to burst traffic in the region of 100 gigabytes per second, or 800Gbps. This is equivalent to transferring more than 10 dual-layer DVDs every second.

He adds, "It’s probably not unrealistic to say that porn makes up 30 percent of the total data transferred across the Internet." Now that's some big, uh, data.

Topics: CXO


Andrew Nusca is a former writer-editor for ZDNet and contributor to CNET. He is also the former editor of SmartPlanet, ZDNet's sister site about innovation. He writes about business, technology and design now but used to cover finance, fashion and culture. He was an intern at Money, Men's Vogue, Popular Mechanics and the New York Daily Ne... Full Bio

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