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Poster: GridEngine Date: Dec 24, 2012 10:00am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Design update?

Keep in mind that while Amazon S3 is more expensive than any of the DIY storage projects, the S3 pricing already includes the cost of maintenance. Also, S3 keeps 3 copies of your data in different datacenters.

If pricing is a major concern, then Amazon RRS is cheaper, but only keeps copies of your data in 2 different datacenters. There is also Amazon Glacier that offers a much cheaper pricing but it is a bit more difficult to get your data out from Glacier.

BTW, I don't think Internet Archive should move to AWS.

Note: I don't work for Amazon, but we use AWS for our scalability testing:

http://blogs.scalablelogic.com/2012/11/running-10000-node-grid-engine-cluster.html

Rayson

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