(The Hosting News) – What will the Xbox One’s data infrastructure be like? Imagine 30 thousand fully powered servers and you have your answer.
A report from ARS Technica recently shed light on the issue.
The statistic marks a significant increase for the company as Xbox Live was originally powered by just 500 servers when it debuted back in 2002, according to Data Center Knowledge.
Today, meanwhile, Microsoft utilizes 15 thousand to power the modern Xbox Live platform – something the tech provider will work to increase when Xbox One arrives sometime this fall.
Microsoft’s newest gaming console will rely on more cloud capabilities.
According to a report from Venture Beat in November of 2011, Microsoft used a 700,000-square foot data center in the Chicago area with 11 diesel generators to power Xbox Live along with other key Microsoft servers.
The company’s upcoming console was initially rumored to require always-on connectivity. That rumor, however, later proved to be not true.