Backblaze seems to relish providing transparency into their infrastructure. We’ve been sharing their annual drive failure reports whenever we come across them, because it gives a fascinating real world look into overall drive reliability.
Now the company has given an overview of how their Storage Pod rack infrastructure has evolved over time. When thinking of a service provider like Backblaze, it’s tempting to thing of this as something rather static. But the company has been steadily iterating, now on version 6.0. From their original cardboard mockups, the company slowly switched to using enterprise-grade motherboards, certified memory, multiple PSUs, and more over time.
And keeping their designs open sourced means that others can benefit from this history.
Andy Klein comments:
Nearly 10 years after the first Storage Pod altered the storage landscape the innovation continues to deliver great returns to the market.
Read more at: Backblaze An Inside Look at the Backblaze Storage Pod Museum
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