An open letter to Evgeniy Polyakov
Posted Dec 1, 2008 19:10 UTC (Mon) by vmole (guest, #111)
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.
Posted Dec 1, 2008 19:43 UTC (Mon) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
Posted Dec 4, 2008 9:32 UTC (Thu) by gvy (guest, #11981)
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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