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Re: [SLUG] Petabytes on a budget


I was thinking the same, but I reckon because they are just backing
up/archiving data it wouldn't be too bad.
ie They aren't looking for huge performance, just huge, cheap storage.


2009/9/3 Morgan Storey <me@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> 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
> >
> >
> >
> http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/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.
> >
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