Dropbox bought Cove to help it grow like Facebook

Good article.


With more than 45 million users already connected to his company’s cloud storage service, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston knows he has an infrastructure challenge ahead of him. The challenge is that as Dropbox adds users and devices, it approaches the echelon of web companies that includes heavyweights such as Facebook and Twitter. And as they’ve shown us time and time again over the past few years, there comes a time when you have to go big on infrastructure or go home.

That, Houston told me, is a big reason Dropbox bought collaboration startup Cove, the founders of which played major roles in building out some of Facebook’s big features while they were there, from 2005 through 2010.

Right now, Houston said Dropbox relies on Amazon Web Services (s amzn) for storing users’ files, but it also manages its own 1,200-plus server infrastructure that handles pretty much everything else…

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