* Posts by Jom

1 post • joined 25 Aug 2012

Drilling into Amazon's tape-killing Glacier cloud archive

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Tape Killer?

You can buy 60TB of tape storage for about $18K (US). That's $.30 per gigabyte one time purchase. If you expect your tape library to last 7 years, then you would pay $.84 per gigabyte for the Amazon solution. And, you have no retrieval costs with tape storage. How is 3X the cost a killer?



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