Show Me Yours, I’ll Show You Mine: Big Players Storage

Posted on July 19, 2006

I’m a storage guy, and so I’m naturally curious what other people are using, especially internet sites that rely almost entirely on the performance of their storage. Sites include YouTube, MySpace, Yahoo, Google, RapidShare, and other storage intensive file sharing websites. I’ve been digging around to find out what everyones got and decided that rather than waste my day I’d put up what I know and maybe all of you guys can help me fill in the list.

  • Google: In House Solution: Google File System on Whitebox (Rackable)
  • Yahoo: NetApp Filers
  • MySpace: 3Par for DB’s, Isilon for user file storage
  • YouTube: ??
  • RapidShare: ??

Anyone wanna help fill in the list?