In this Google Tech Talk Cuong Do discusses the scalability challenges that have arisen during YouTube's short but extraordinary history. Cuong is currently an engineering manager at YouTube/Google. He was part of the engineering team that scaled the YouTube software and hardware infrastructure from its infancy to its current scale.
- Initial team consisted of 2 sysadmins, 2 architechts, 2 developers, 2 network engineers and a DBA
- Based on Apache, Python and MySQL
- Most popular content is moved to a CDN (content delivery network)
- Much more details in the video and notes...