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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.



2010/9/9 Hetz Ben Hamo <het...@gmail.com>

> Hi people,
> I'm planning to add some big storage solution to my VPS 
> business<http://hetz.biz>.
> I did some checking and calculated the costs, and figured out that if I want
> to have a decent 12TB solution NAS box, it would be best if I would roll my
> own. (12 TB before all the RAID stuff, after that it would lot less). All
> other solutions are very expensive (example: IBM EXP 3000 costs here 6K nis
> without a single hard disk).
> I'm planning to use hardware based RAID card, minimal Linux distribution
> and have some offers like iSCSI, NFS, CIFS - the usual suspects.
> My question is: since I'll use hardware RAID card, which processor and how
> much RAM should I put in such a machine? Xeon is overkill IIRC.
> What do you suggest?
> Thanks and Shana Tova
> Hetz
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