“You should just buy Google”

Me to Unix Admin @ work: Hey – so I’m doing estimates for a proposal which needs between 30 and 250 TB of storage – what do you know about mass storage?

Unix Admin: Hmm.. you should just buy Google….

Okay then! But seriously – Amazon S3 seems the obvious solution, and I’m also looking at OmniDrive. Any other suggestions are welcome. No hardware suggestions, though – I don’t have enough confidence in our operations group to do it in house (mainly because we don’t have an operations group…)

3 thoughts on ““You should just buy Google”

  1. Send those bits our way, we’ve got room for them! Let me know if there’s anything that I can do to provide you or your admin with additional info.

  2. I guess I better chime in too! I am the CEO of Omnidrive, our new API is currently in beta but we can give you access to it. We have a Java toolkit (along with many others) and you can integrate your authentication with us, as well as make use of our desktop clients for Mac, Windows, Linux and mobile.

    I couldn’t find an email address for you, but feel free to check out:


    and email me on nik [at] omnidrive.com if you would like to find out more.

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