Driving the Internet Archive

Capricorn Technologies’ mission is to provide reliable petabyte-scale storage systems at the lowest possible cost. Capricorn was spun off of the Internet Archive in 2004, and thus benefits from the Archive’s 8 years of experience in large-scale storage systems. Capricorn’s initial product offering is the Petabox. The modular design of the Petabox allows it to scale up to one petabyte of storage while keeping the cost per gigabyte down to unprecedented levels. In addition to low cost, critical parameters of the Petabox include high storage density and low power. A standard 19” rack will house up to 64TB of raw storage at approximately 50W per terabyte. Such low power consumption boosts reliability and keeps total cost of ownership low. Capricorn Technologies is headquartered in San Francisco.

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