Backblaze racks 100th storage pod

June 14th, 2010

In 2008 we started deploying our storage pods and in September 2009 we gave away the design on our blog in a post titled, “Petabytes on a budget – How to build cheap cloud storage.” This weekend we deployed our 100th Backblaze Storage Pod.

For those of you counting, that’s:
* 100 pods
* 4,500 spinning hard drives
* 6,668 terabytes (6.5 petabytes) of storage

Below is a picture (taken on a first generation iPhone this morning) of one set of racks in the data center. You can see the 100th pod at the very end of this row.
100th_Storage_Pod

Onward to the next 100 storage pods ;-)

Gleb Budman
Co-founder and CEO of Backblaze. Founded three prior companies. He has been a speaker at GigaOm Structure, Ignite: Lean Startup, FailCon, CloudCon; profiled by Inc. and Forbes; a mentor for Teens in Tech; and holds 5 patents on security.

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