[PC-BSD Testing] Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 14:25:53 PDT 2009

Need lots of inexpensive but reliable storage space (approx. $100 per
terabyte)?  Check out this "open source" engineering:


Touted by ZDNet saying, "Raw disk cost is only 5-10% of an enterprise RAID
system’s cost. The rest goes for corporate jets, sales commissions,
tradeshows, sheetmetal, 2 Intel x86 mobos, obscene profits and some pale and
blinking engineers in a windowless lab who make it work."

The only point warranting criticism visible to me is the use of linux for
the OS, but substituting FreeBSD should be no problem, eh?

Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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