Have you ever wondered WHERE all the data is stored that is provided by FamilySearch? Did you know ANY of these facts listed below?
The FamilySearch website consists of about 6,000 servers
The general public will add 10 to 15 times the users to the new FamilySearch Tree
Each center has a robotic tape machine whose size rivals that of a a school bus
FamilySearch’s Internet connection is large enough to stream more than 75,000 movies simultaneously
FamilySearch volunteers index 1.5 million records a day
Each center has miles of cables
FamilySearch’s ViaWest data center consumes 5 million kilowatt hours annually
To guard against earthquake damage, the ViaWest data center is built on big shock absorbers
Instead of the 10 or 20 amp breakers you see in your homes, ViaWest uses a 5,000 amp circuit breaker
"The Ancestry Insider" is an otherwise unidentified employee of FamilySearch who writes a personal blog by that same name. Today he wrote an interesting and fact-filled post about Family Search that can be read here.