July 6, 2016

Moving 500 petabytes of user data into our Magic Pocket

Filed under: Technology
Dropbox is now storing and serving over 90%  users data on custom-built infrastructure.

Performance is one of our key product differentiators. So we built a multi-exabyte storage system, to keep pace with the growing needs of our customers and users. With Magic Pocket, we’re able to control our entire hardware stack and optimize performance for our particular use case.

We now serve 90% of our customer data on Magic Pocket—that’s almost 14,000 times the text of all the books in the Library of Congress. We’ve built one of the largest storage systems in the world, with an eye towards unparalleled reliability and security. Learn more about what it took to build Magic Pocket in the posts below.