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deviantART: The Real Thing by spyed deviantART: The Real Thing by spyed
I won't get in to specifics about what each and every server here does, but this is deviantART in all it's glory as of two nights ago. In short, the left hand side consists of the file serving and thumbnail serving. The right hand side consists of the databases, web servers, and other misc servers.

The location of our facility is a devious secret. Guarded by a clan of :ninja: :spyed: :ninja:
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CuteLittleAnimeGirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow... :D
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Insanity-Installed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What the hell would happen if the server died?!:O ...I'd be dead that's what:D, but no, seriously?
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BiggestNarutard Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
:glomp: ILU DA :iconglompage:
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FLCLover Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
just a bunch of shit computers, if u ask me. but, no one asked me.
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daleala Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw a photo of the dA servers recently, so different than what they were like back in 2004 :>
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Resaturatez Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful *sheds single tear*
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depthskins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
spyed, not like i want to know the details but I'd appreciate your help on this.

I'm doing this assignment on art group or movement and most likely I choose DA. I've gotten most of the information I want but the hardest to get is the techical side of dA. I want to talk a bit about the technologies used because I know some advanced shit is used here. It would add credits to my assignment if I can highlight how technology plays a major role in dA. So for instance you can give me estimated figures on bandwidth, storage, etc. Nothing precise, it can be off my couple thousands, but just something to go by, u know? I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY appreciate if you can get back to me on this. Note me or something. Thanks.
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spyed Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the truth is that's a confidential area of what we do, so it's going to be hard to get information even from me. But if you have some specific questions I'll see which ones I can answer.

You can ask me publically or in a note, the answers would be the same.

Best,
-- A
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depthskins Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
I understand. Thanks atleast for responding and giving some hope for answers.

Question:
Is it possible you can highlight the major web technologies used by deviantART?
On average, what's the amount of bandwidth used? No need to be accurate, just give me an idea.

and since I'm asking...
Where do you, the CEO, see deviantART say 5 years from now?
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spyed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
mysql, php, javascript, apache web server, and a system we call DIFI.

we serve around 400 mbits per second of images and text.

The potential for deviantART within 5 years is rather limitless. I see us embracing hundreds of additional forms of art work and empowering a massive community of artists far further than we have even today. We'll do this by providing a long list of tools and resources that will aid in the creation, promotion, distribution and sale of art.

Without getting too specific, anything an artist of any kind might want to do on the web is fair game.

Good luck with your project!

-- A
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