Building your own server? Backblaze’s DIY Pod 6.0 can be scaled to house 480TB of data

Building your own server ‘pod’ isn’t exceedingly hard, but Backblaze just made it far easier with its new Pod 6.0 scheme, which can house up to 480TB of memory. Backblaze also says it can deliver storage at a mere $0.036 per gigabyte, which it claims is about 1/4 the cost of Amazon, Google or Microsoft’s cloud platforms. In fact, Amazon is tangentially responsible for the Backblaze Pod. As a cloud storage provider, Backblaze was considering hosting user data on AWS, but found it to...

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