If FB can reach just 2 bil user mark that will increase storage needs more than enough for FIO to show significant revs...perhaps Shane was over conservative when he stated "slightly higher" numbers. 2 bil users would be a staggering amount of data ... another data center or 2 like the one in Sweden couldnt be to far off.
Third Quarter 2013 Operational Highlights
Look at the rate of which FB is gaining users.... already broke 1 bil MAU but the daily users not far behind grew 25 % and mobile a whopping 45%....wont be long till the need of mass infusion of Flash storage will kick in. ....all the photos, videos and music already stored and to be stored by all these users on a daily bases is mind boggling. To reach 2 bil users is not to far off should the 25 and 45% user #'s keep up over next 12 - 24 months.
Daily active users (DAUs) were 728 million on average for September 2013, an increase of 25% year-over-year.
Monthly active users (MAUs) were 1.19 billion as of September 30, 2013, an increase of 18% year-over-year.
Mobile MAUs were 874 million as of September 30, 2013, an increase of 45% year-over-year. Mobile DAUs were 507 million on average for September 2013.