[CentOS] Can anyone talk infrastructure with me?

Jason T. Slack-Moehrle slackmoehrle at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 00:22:56 UTC 2012

> > I started a 501c3 (not-for-profit) organization back in February 2011 to deal with information archival. A long vision here, I wont bore you with the details (if you really want to know, e-mail me privately) but the gist is I need to build an infrastructure to accommodate about 2PB of data
> 2PB? At home?
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu430bqbK5w
> Rent a rack somewhere, or three.
> Unless nobody is retrieving the data and you are just archiving it.

Well, people will be retrieving the data, analyzing it, etc. Plus we allow them to conduct crawls for potential relevant data as well.

At home, sort of, my garage. We really have no need for office space with everything that can be done remote now-a-days. 

I really dont want to rent a rack someplace as the cost is way up there and if I do it myself I always know the status of the equipment, quality of hardware, etc. I also get the burden of every problem too, I realize. Yes, I am thinking about dedicated power, backup generators, cooling, etc.

Thanks for the YouTube link, looks helpful.


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