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Petabytes on a Budget V2.0: Backblaze Storage

It’s been over a year since Backblaze revealed the designs of our first generation (67 terabyte) storage pod. During that time, we’ve remained focused on our mission to provide an unlimited online backup service for $5 per month. To maintain profitability, we continue to avoid overpriced commercial solutions, and we now build the Backblaze Storage Pod 2.0: a 135-terabyte, 4U server for $7,384. It’s double the storage and twice the performance—at lower cost than the original.

So Facebook would need around 30 Backblaze servers to store their 30PB of data. That doesn’t sound like much.

Original title and link: Petabytes on a Budget V2.0: Backblaze Storage (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)

via: http://blog.backblaze.com/2011/07/20/petabytes-on-a-budget-v2-0revealing-more-secrets/