We’re going to take a look at a typical day in the life of a data center, including what it’s like to visit a data center and see what’s inside.
The question “How heavy is the Backblaze Cloud?” came up in a marketing meeting one Monday afternoon. “One million pounds,” someone guessed, “A hundred thousand pounds,” someone else said trying to sound sure. The truth is we had no idea. “Well, how much does a real cloud weigh?” someone else asked, and at that point….
Storage Pod 6.0 deploys 60 off-the-shelf hard drives in a 4U chassis to lower the cost of our latest data storage server to just $0.036/GB. That’s 22 percent less than our Storage Pod 5.0 storage server that used 45 drives to store data for $0.044/GB. The Storage Pod 6.0 hardware design is, as always, open….
Looking at the image above you can almost hear Hal saying “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that”. By coincidence, we heard “I’m afraid I can’t do that” any time we suggested to our Storage Pod designers that we replace the on-off switch in our Storage Pods. You know the one: the Frozen….
In November we introduced and open sourced the design to Storage Pod 5.0. Extensively redesigned using our Agile hardware design process, Storage Pod 5.0 was the least expensive storage solution we’ve ever designed, until now. With one simple hack, you can now have 180TB of storage for about a $0.05 a gigabyte if you build….
To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. A couple of months ago we gave you a sneak peek as we designed and prototyped our next generation Storage Pod. We’re done, and Storage Pod 5.0 is here and it is faster, beefier, easier to assemble, easier to maintain,….
In September 2009, we introduced the Backblaze Storage Pod to the storage community. We then open sourced the Storage Pod’s hardware design, and included a parts list, assembly instructions, and a cool 3D Storage Pod model. This enabled anyone with the desire and ability to create their own storage system. Over the past 6 years….
We have over 1,000 Backblaze Storage Pods storing over 150 Petabytes of data. Who cares what they look like as long as they work – right? Turns out lots of people care – they care a lot. And it’s not just the folks in the datacenter, nearly everyone here at Backblaze had an opinion –….