back to article Keep on trucking: Dropbox's Magic Pocket and the curse of the loading bay

It's not something the average sysadmin has to worry about, but when you're rolling out terabyte after terabyte into a data centre with a presto time signature, the loading bay becomes a bottleneck. That's the kind of thing Dropbox faced in its rapid-fire move to build its own cloud outside the warm embrace of Amazon Web …

  1. quxinot


    So building huge scale storage is difficult.

    And small percentage failures multiplied enough times tend to become certainties.

    Who's surprised?

  2. Steve Foster

    "Who's surprised?"

    The hipsters, of course.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: "Who's surprised?"

      A bit unfair, the story is sort of "large IT task assessed, system designed and tested, move completed successfully, very little to scream about but good to see some serious people, do proper engineering.

      The fact that some of the biggest bottlenecks occurred in the physical universe is a nice reminder that the cloud is "out there" just not very far out.

  3. Dieter Haussmann

    Remind me why they gave a job to Condoleza Rice?

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