How to build your own 135TB RAID6 storage pod for $7,384 | ExtremeTech

April 12, 2012
Beyond detailing the creation of Storage Pod 2.0, Backblaze also provides some interesting insights into the world of cloud storage. In terms of raw hardware, 1 petabyte now only costs about $57,000. Using Storage Pods, Backblaze can provide 1PB with power, rack space, and bandwidth for three years, for just $95,000. By comparison, 1PB of storage using Dell’s PowerVault arrays costs no less than $502,000 over three years. If you want to store 1PB in Amazon’s S3 cloud, it will cost you just under $2.5 million.

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