---- Google CEO admits, "We have a huge machine crisis "
Liane - 2:53 am on May 5, 2006 (gmt 0)
Infrastructure means DC maintenance, creation, buying the servers, modifying them, replacing, maintaining, bandwidth etc. etc.
And don't forget about electricity. Each 1U server will cost a little over $300 a year in electricity alone. So: 1,000,000 servers = $25 million a month in electric bills.
And ... shall we put all these new servers in a parking lot? Anyone have some spare room in their garage for these puppies? Infrastructure often actually requires "a structure"! Housing an additional 10,000 or so bits-o-hardware as well as the employees to maintain them adds somewhat more to the infrastructure requirements.
For a couple billion, I'll have my Mom come over and tell them clean out their closets.
LOL! Good one ... and this suggestion likely has more than a small ring of truth to it!