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How Does YouTube Handle It?

I ran across an excellent read about how YouTube’s architecture handles so much bandwidth and traffic.

The core of it is:

  • SuSe Linux
  • Apache + lighttpd (for videos only)
  • Python + C extensions for expensive operations
  • Lots of caching

Many more points to read, but a great reference indeed.  Check it out here:  http://highscalability.com/youtube-architecture.

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