Here is an article on how Youtube coped with all the traffic they got. It looks at how their architecture evolved – http://highscalability.com/youtube-architecture
Some eye-popping facts –
- Supports the delivery of over 100 million videos per day as of 7/2006.
- 2 sysadmins, 2 scalability software architects
- 2 feature developers, 2 network engineers, 1 DBA
That’s my kind of philosophy – Keeping things simple and doing it efficiently.