Dropbox at AWS re:Invent 2014

Dropbox is an active customer of Amazon Web Services, currently operating one of the largest global deployments into S3, tens of thousands of EC2 instances, and heavily utilizing other services like SQS and Route 53. Pushing hundreds of gigabits per second through EC2/S3 is an everyday occurrence for us, and conducting massively parallel operations across our over one trillion objects in S3 happens on an ongoing basis.

However, that’s just half the story. We also have large physical datacenters split between two geographical regions, running tens of thousands of servers responsible for storing and serving the metadata for every file in Dropbox.

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