For the first time in several months I checked my Image serving bandwidth. Its disturbing to see it crossed 1 TB/day serving 171 million images. This isn’t even all my image traffic as its only the stuff I’m sending through Akamai.
In order to meet all my image requirements I installed a 6TB Storage array today that will handle the millions of full sized images being uploaded every month to the site. I’ve been tossing the originals till now, but i figure i should keep them. I’m doing a total around 2- 3TB a day now, If I didn’t have compression (GZIP) turned on for asp.net pages I’d be serving at least another 2 TB extra per day. All combined with images, page requests and IM status polling there are about 600 to 700 million “hits” per day.