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HI,

Can somebody explain how sites like, YouTube can have 1000 users all streaming the same vidio clip at once?  I thought there would be some sort of limit much lower. HHow do they achieve this?  I am sure they spread the load over numerous servers, so is it just hat they have thousands hundreds of servers hosting a particular clip?

Similarly, web sites, e.g banking websites, what if 1000's of people log in on moonday morning to see if their interst has been paid.  I guess Ive experienced not being able to log in during busy times, but how do they make it available to soo many people?
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