The Epic Story of Dropbox’s Exodus From the Amazon Cloud Empire

Half-a-billion people stored files on Dropbox. Well, sort of. Really, the files were in Amazon’s cloud. Until Dropbox built its own. And threw the switch.

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Hasnain says:

This is a great read on both hardware and software.

Also surprised to hear they're using Rust in production.

"Measuring only one-and-half-feet by three-and-half-feet by six inches, each Diskotech box holds as much as a petabyte of data, or a million gigabytes. Just 50 of these machines could store everything human beings have ever written."

Posted on 2016-03-15T06:10:36+0000