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Zoom had been growing steadily, but then in
February, the global lockdown sent demand
soaring. We went from 10 million daily meeting
participants to 300 million in four months.
Today, we are keeping the world's economy
running, keeping countries operating, keeping
governments running, and keeping kids in
school-we're now running in over 100,000
schools in 25 countries.
On top of all of that, we are keeping people
connected with their children, their grandchildren,
their cousins, and their families, who are
dispersed around the world and who had family
plans that have now gone up in smoke. You've
got weddings and unfortunately, funerals, bar
mitzvahs and special birthdays, church services,
holiday events and Mother's Day on Zoom. It's
been a wonderful experience.
A different architecture
We could scale so quickly partly because our
architecture is different from everything else that
is out there.
We have 19 data centers around the world. Those
data centers are where the meetings are actually
hosted. We also have what we call our multimedia
routers. All these MMRs do is route messages. The
actual intelligence is all happening at the client's,
so that is where the messages are encrypted.
The data centers just route the traffic-there's
nothing actually going on within the data center
with respect to the meeting, except the routing
of messages and packets-which makes the
transmissions more secure.
" As I had retired
to have fun, and
Zoom looked like
it was going to be
a lot of fun, I took
the job. "
Our data centers always have excess capacity,
because we've always been upgrading and
maintaining capacity for peak volumes, with a
view toward our growth trajectory. This has given
us the ability to borrow capacity from a data
center that has availability.
For example, in the US, early morning Eastern
Time, our Central data center and our West Coast
centers are idling. So, if the Eastern data center
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