Facebook today introduced Bryce Canyon, a new storage unit that adds density by inserting 72 disks vertically into a 4U enclosure, boosting Facebook’s storage capacity. (Photo: Facebook)
An offbeat idea hatched in a lab at Facebook has now evolved into a new class of optical cold storage. Both Sony and Panasonic have developed data archiving systems using robots to retrieve data stored on high-capacity Blu-Ray discs.
Facebook is building a new generation Open Compute hardware, part of its vision for powerful data centers that will use artificial intelligence and virtual reality to deliver experiences over the Internet. Here’s how they’re doing it.
Facebook is teaming with Panasonic on Freeze Ray, a commercial version of Blu-Ray cold storage, designed to provide a new alternative for companies seeking to store massive amounts of data in long-term storage archives.
A hard disk drive shortage following flooding in Thailand in 2011 prompted Amazon Web Services to rethink its supply chain. We recap the discussion from re:Invent, including the launch of Snowball, a 50 TV storage appliance to speed data transfer to the AWS cloud.
The Blu-Ray disks you use to watch movies can now store your Facebook photos and status updates. We take a look inside Facebook’s cold storage data center.