Data Storage: Newcomer Backblaze Offers Ultra-Cheap, Do-It-Yourself Cloud Storage
Newcomer Backblaze Offers Ultra-Cheap, Do-It-Yourself Cloud Storage
However, he and his crew didn't stop at that. They have since decided to share their development recipe and parts list for this low-cost storage system in an open-source manner. They figure that if companies can build their own cloud storage for a lot less up-front money, then perhaps those same companies will consider utilizing Backblaze's cloud storage management software.
"Our hope is that by sharing, others can benefit and, ultimately, refine this concept and send improvements back to us," Budman said. "Evolving and lowering costs is critical to our continuing success at Backblaze."
In this slideshow, we'll show a general overview about how to make one of these storage pods yourself and save thousands of dollars. Backblaze has made the actual blueprints available in a free download.
You can view a more detailed blog post and a short 3D video illustrating the storage box.