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Thanks, Arthur! I actually was wondering, but I knew they were...

On 2019-06-14 4:57 p.m., Arthur Gaer wrote:
> Just one quick correction: Dropbox *was* on AWS, they moved to their own
> data centers a few years ago.  It's the opposite of what many online
> services are doing (moving onto AWS) but they say it allows them to have
> better performance, security, reliability and, apparently, actually save
> money.
> 
> Impressively they go into quite a bit of public technical detail on their
> infrastructure.  More than most anyone would want to know if they're not
> trying to do the same thing--and a lot more than I've seen AWS or Google do
> publicly (though maybe I've missed their reveals)
> 
> https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2017/06/evolution-of-dropboxs-edge-network/
> 
> https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2017/09/infrastructure-update-evolution-of-the-dropbox-backbone-network/
> 
> https://blogs.dropbox.com/tech/2019/01/the-scalable-fabric-behind-our-growing-data-center-network/
> 
> 
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 2:18 PM Richard L. Hess <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>> Hi, Lou,
>>
>> I read the article pretty carefully and yes, it was a coverup. I am so
>> fed up with spin (alternative facts, lies, whatever). Perhaps at the
>> time of the fire--to put this in the best light--the higher ups didn't
>> know, but apparently it wasn't for want of being warned by Randy
>> Aronson, the head of the archive at the time of the fire. He confirmed
>> to Jody Rosen what had been lost.
>>
>> It is a travesty and exposes the risks that are inherent in attempting
>> to preserve media.
>>
>> One thing in the article that caused me some concern is their reliance
>> on LTO tape. I got the sense that at least some of it was LTO tape on
>> shelves and not in a managed robotic archive. LTO is only readable back
>> two generations--a point made in the article.
>>
>> There is no totally secure way of storing data, although high quality
>> cloud providers come close. Dropbox is on AWS and Backblaze maintains
>> their own data centres. But this is expensive.
>>
>> Of course, "we have duplicates of everything" could mean they still have
>> a scratched LP in their home library -- let's fix it in post.
>>
>> Unhappily,
>>
>> Richard
>>
>> On 2019-06-13 1:01 p.m., Lou Judson wrote:
>>> <
>> https://www.foxnews.com/story/fire-at-universal-studios-destroys-famous-sets-videos
>>>
>>> "We have duplicates of everything," said Ron Meyer, NBC Universal
>> president and chief operating officer. “Nothing is lost forever."
>>>
>>> Hah. and this from two days after:
>>> <https://abc7.com/archive/6180786/>
>>> "Roughly 40,000 to 50,000 videos and reels were in the video vault, but
>> there are duplicates stored in a different location, said Ron Meyer, NBC
>> Universal president and chief operating officer. Firefighters managed to
>> recover hundreds of those titles from the vault.”
>>>
>>> Sounds like coverup to me. Where is Ron Meyers now?
>>
>> --
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>>
> 

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