by Skip Cohen
Ever missed somebody's birthday or anniversary and then find out about it months later? It's embarrassing. Well, that's how I feel this morning wandering through the Internet and catching my buddy Rich Harrington's post on Power to Create back in April about Drobo hitting a new milestone on storage - they've backed up an "exabyte"...and like most of you - I had no idea what an exabyte even was!
Since we're going to have a couple of Drobo 5D's to give away at Summer Session this year in Chicago, this is just the right time, if you don't already know about Drobo, to introduce you. Check out the videos, especially the intro to Drobo with Cali Lewis!
From Power to Create: Drobo just hit an impressive milestone... they've backed up a WHOLE lot of data. An exabyte in fact!
To understand how much an exabyte truly is, let’s put things in perspective. That’s 1 million 1TB hard drives. If backed up to standard DVDs, you’d need 245 million of them which if stacked to the same 5 ½ mile height as Mount Everest would require 32 stacks measuring 14 feet across.
That's an incredible amount of data in just six years! The first Drobo was released in 2007. Congratulats Drobo!