The ‘Instagration’: How 20B+ Instagram Photos Were Moved To Facebook’s Servers

by David Cohen
How did Facebook move more than 20 billion photos from Instagram from Amazon EC2 cloud storage to its data center in Forest City, N.C.? Very carefully, Instagram Co-Founder Mike Krieger told Wired. The "Instagration," as the project was called internally at Facebook, involved moving those 20 billion-plus digital photos from Amazon EC2 cloud storage, to Amazon's Virtual Private ...Read the full article