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chrisi99
February 23rd, 2010, 12:38 AM
Hey there!

This is no ubuntu-specific question per se, but I wonder how you would create a massive (20,50,100.. TB) storage system with a system like ubuntu.

Maybe someone with work-experience can point me to an article or give me an overview how that is done in "business".

many articles i found are about clusters and so on, but I am more interested in the hardware-setup "behind it"!

best wishes
Chris

yogesh.girikumar
February 23rd, 2010, 01:40 PM
Hi,


If you have the dough, you can go for a SAN. Also check out OpenFiler which is an OS that provides File Based Network Attached Storage and Block Based SAN. It's a storage appliance software.


See:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storage_area_network
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Openfiler
http://www.openfiler.com/

(http://www.openfiler.com/)
Here is an interesting article on how to build cheap cloud storage: http://blog.backblaze.com/2009/09/01/petabytes-on-a-budget-how-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/


Cheers!