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This is hilariously awesome!

Mother of God:

Backblaze provides online backup for unlimited data at $5/month. We can do this because we have implemented our own backup and data storage management software on our own Storage Pods. These pods are built from commercially available parts such as 3TB internal hard drives from Seagate or Western Digital, motherboards from Supermicro, etc. Each Storage Pod holds 45 drives or 135 TB of data. We can reliably store and retrieve data at up to 25 times lower than the cost of other services such as Amazon S3 by using our own purposed-designed cloud storage.

25 times lower?! Amazon has amazing margins...

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