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Re: [SLUG] Petabytes on a budget
- To: Phil Scarratt <fil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Petabytes on a budget
- From: Morgan Storey <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 10:34:08 +1000
- Cc: SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
I know I am a geek but that is hot.
I am wondering if they see any throughput issues with the sata backplanes
and pci sata cards.
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM, Phil Scarratt <fil@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thought people might find this interesting. It doesn't get to the cloud
> bit, but describes the building block they use.
> Petabytes on a budget:
> How to build cheap cloud storage
> At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our customers for only $5
> per month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of petabytes of
> customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our costs low. After
> looking at several overpriced commercial solutions, we decided to build
> our own custom Backblaze Storage Pods: 67 terabyte 4U servers for $7,867.
> Phil Scarratt
> Draxsen Technologies
> m: 0403 531 271
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