Commercial Storage Partners

Commercial Storage Partners

Running a data center is a major capital investment and organizational commitment that is not a core requirement to our mission. In fact, we see it as a liability.

Instead, we leverage reliable, cost-effective commercial services that are already doing it. In today's data storage terms, we're multi-cloud.

Our current storage partners include:
  1. Amazon S3 – hot tier, 2 regions, private and public files
  2. Backblaze B2 – hot tier, 1 region, private and public files
  3. The Internet Archive – hot tier, 1 region, public files only

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