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Internet Archive Receives Million-Gigabyte System
Capricorn Technologies Delivers Full Petabyte to Non-Profit Organization

San Francisco-based Capricorn Technologies announced today that it has reached a major milestone by completing the shipment of a full petabyte of PetaBox products to the Internet Archive (also located in San Francisco).  At today's leading-edge disk densities, a petabyte is over 600 clustered storage computers with 2,500 spinning disks.

Capricorn notes that large-scale installations such as this are becoming more prevalent, and that storage companies must be aware of power consumption and reducing operating costs. It says that its systems consume 50 kilowatts per petabyte, which it says "is well ahead of the curve."

The Internet Archive, which initially commissioned Capricorn to develop this technology, is a non-profit organization seeking to provide universal access to all human knowledge. It is an online digital library with very large collections that include audio, video, texts, web sites and software. The Archive now offers over 20,000 live concerts and has been archiving the internet since 1996. It currently hosts over 40 billion web pages.


Brewster Kahle,
Director, Co-founder
Internet Archive


"Capricorn Technologies solved our critical data storage problem," said John Berry, Vice President of Engineering for the Internet Archive. "We now have more data in less space at far less cost and much higher reliability."

Capricorn Technologies Inc. was founded in 2004 and provides petabyte-class storage solutions to organizations worldwide. Capricorn's PetaBox technology grew out of a search for high density, low cost, low power storage systems for the world's largest data collections.

"The successful deployment of a full petabyte installation has proven the scalability of our solution," said C.R. Saikley, President and CEO of Capricorn Technologies. "All along the way we have been constantly improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our manufacturing processes. By positioning ourselves for increased production levels, we are better able to pursue our relentless commitment to driving the cost of storage down."

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