The Internet Archive's ten petabyte celebration

The Internet Archive's ten petabyte celebration

Summary: The Internet Archive - the Internet's library and home of the Wayback Machine - celebrated the addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to its massive collections at its San Francisco home.

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  • Fun fact: the Internet Archive is known for archiving copies of the world's websites with its Wayback Machine. But did you know it is a bigger source of public domain e-books than Google? It has over one million torrents, too.

  • The scanning room at the end of the party. The Archive's scanning services offer open and free online access, permanent storage and lifetime file management. It was heartwarming to see how much the volunteers love their work, and geeked out with big smiles whenever someone asked a question.

  • The downstairs office at the Internet Archive. The Archive was established in 1996, is a non-profit, believes in free and open access to knowledge for all, and is dedicated to preserving the internet. I liked seeing an Iron Man mask at one Archive employee's desk.

Topics: Data Centers, Data Management

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