Petabytes on a Budget <br />How to Beat the Big Guys (and Build Cheap Cloud Storage)<br />Gleb BudmanCo-Founder & CEOBackb...
We needed <br />storage<br />
Lots of storage<br />
Amazon S3?<br />$5/Month = 30 GB<br />
Buy a storage system?<br />Subtotal: $1,000,000.99<br />
Build it?<br />Where to start?<br />
Essential<br />Non-Essential<br />$$<br />Step 1<br />Toss the unnecessary<br />99.99%<br />uptime<br />
Step 2<br />Ask the experts<br />
Step 3<br />Prototype fast – plywood works<br />
Step 4<br />Use consumer parts – stay away from IT tax<br />
VS<br />Server Power Supply<br />Desktop Power Supply<br />
Step 5<br />Test, fix, repeat<br />
200 Pods / 15 Petabytes<br />
Our design is open for you<br />67 terabytes cost $7,867 to build<br />Search “petabytes on a budget”<br />
Don’t Panic.<br />1. Toss the unnecessary<br />2. Ask for help<br />3. Prototype fast<br />4. Avoid IT tax<br />5. Test, f...
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Backblaze needs petabytes of storage, but Amazon S3, EMC, NetApp, etc. were outrageously expensive - so we built our own, in a lean-startup way. We show how this went from a wood prototype to 15 petabytes of cloud storage. We open-sourced the design and 500,000 read the blog post and hundreds of companies are now using these storage pods.

The original blog post: http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/

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Petabytes on a Budget

  1. 1. Petabytes on a Budget <br />How to Beat the Big Guys (and Build Cheap Cloud Storage)<br />Gleb BudmanCo-Founder & CEOBackblaze, Inc.@budmang<br />
  2. 2. We needed <br />storage<br />
  3. 3. Lots of storage<br />
  4. 4. Amazon S3?<br />$5/Month = 30 GB<br />
  5. 5. Buy a storage system?<br />Subtotal: $1,000,000.99<br />
  6. 6. Build it?<br />Where to start?<br />
  7. 7. Essential<br />Non-Essential<br />$$<br />Step 1<br />Toss the unnecessary<br />99.99%<br />uptime<br />
  8. 8. Step 2<br />Ask the experts<br />
  9. 9. Step 3<br />Prototype fast – plywood works<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
  13. 13. Step 4<br />Use consumer parts – stay away from IT tax<br />
  14. 14. VS<br />Server Power Supply<br />Desktop Power Supply<br />
  15. 15. Step 5<br />Test, fix, repeat<br />
  16. 16. 200 Pods / 15 Petabytes<br />
  17. 17.
  18. 18. Our design is open for you<br />67 terabytes cost $7,867 to build<br />Search “petabytes on a budget”<br />
  19. 19. Don’t Panic.<br />1. Toss the unnecessary<br />2. Ask for help<br />3. Prototype fast<br />4. Avoid IT tax<br />5. Test, fix, repeat<br />
  20. 20. Petabytes on a Budget <br />How to Beat the Big Guys (and Build Cheap Cloud Storage)<br />Gleb.Budman@Backblaze.com<br />@budmang<br />@backblaze<br />

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