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This depends greatly on the performance of the hardware and what services are colocated on that hardware. For instance, a rather standard machine with a standard hard drive running all services can handle, at load, about 30 puts per second (up to 70 puts per second with low load) per container up to around 10 million objects. We usually recommend trying to keep containers under 10 million objects.

However, we've also tested using an array of SSDs (container servers use up all the IOPS you can give them) and we were at about 400 puts per second on a 1 billion object container. Of course, the server was doing nothing else but that one container at the time.

So, as you can see, the performance can vary quite a bit, but 10 million objects per container is usually a pretty good target.