When last year’s hard drive shortage threatened Backblaze’s all-you-can-store cloud backup service, the company had to get creative to keep up its 50TB-a-day hard drive habit. The solution: external hard drives from retail stores and an army of volunteers making sure they kept coming.
GigaOM on Backblaze’s creative measures to keep the company going. I actually use them for backing up my stuff online. They had a fun little blog post about the problems they saw during the hard drive shortage following the 2011 Thailand floods, and GigaOM follows up with an interesting story about how you keep “unlimited storage” from being “unlimited* storage.”