Amazon's Jeff Barr noted on Tuesday that its S3 online storage service reached one trillion objects, or files, last week; impressive growth for a service that launched in 2006.
Barr wrote on the Amazon Web Services blog: "That's 142 objects for every person on planet Earth or 3.3 objects for every star in our Galaxy. If you could count one object per second, it would take you 31,710 years to count them all."
He added that the object count has been growing by up to 3.5 billion objects in a single day, or approximately 40,000 new objects per second.
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