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An open letter to Evgeniy Polyakov

An open letter to Evgeniy Polyakov

Posted Dec 1, 2008 15:08 UTC (Mon) by cde (subscriber, #46554)
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I don't mean to be trolling, but who needs distributed storage when we have cheap 3.5" 1TB drives now? Just sayin'


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An open letter to Evgeniy Polyakov

Posted Dec 1, 2008 19:10 UTC (Mon) by vmole (guest, #111) [Link]

Consider the problem of installing and maintaining and backing up cheap 3.5" drives on 1,000 corporate desktops vs. doing the same in a bank of servers in the datacenter.

An open letter to Evgeniy Polyakov

Posted Dec 1, 2008 19:43 UTC (Mon) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455) [Link]

The larger the disk, the more I want to ensure that it is replicated on multiple machines and multiple sites. Don't you?

"why"

Posted Dec 4, 2008 9:32 UTC (Thu) by gvy (guest, #11981) [Link]

Now try to get say 1 Gb/s transfer so that it takes somewhat reasonable time to get that terabyte off the plates. Then think of parallel access.

All of this makes spindles, and there are practical limits (including reliability and commodity ones) to how much hard drives can be reasonably stuffed into a box.

This makes boxes... and one suddenly feels the need for distributed filesystem or block device.


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