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AWS outgrows its own resource numbering scheme

Adam 1

Re: Mathematics

It's doubling of powers though. Just going from 8 to 9 would increase it by 36 fold. Not sure what I'm missing here but there should be about 2.8 trillion combinations of 8 character lower alpha + digit

= (26 + 10) ^ 8

Just going to 9 characters gives you 101 quadrillion possibilities, which grabbing my not really Bill Gates hat ought to be enough for anyone.

I don't follow what they are running out of because these are already big numbers. [citation needed]. My suspicion is that they are concatenating more info into those identifiers (first x characters means y, etc) but that's just a guess.

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