Or more like let's lock up a federal employee for a variety of crimes (one of them a felony), including flying an unregistered aircraft without a pilots license, and violating protected airspace.
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Tesla is charging what they expect batteries to cost by the time replacements are needed, but if memory serves, lithium ion batteries in bulk quantities are still available for $250-300ish, which is still far lower than the $1000 that the site is basing their math on.
Because the tapes are held off-site.
There's plenty of room in their Beauharnois datacenter just outside of Montreal here in Canada, we'd be happy to have more of OVH's business here
It's a Netflix series, but in a TV format, and it'll likely air on TV in the few territories where Netflix doesn't yet operate. Netflix's original content is a lot more similar to cable (like AMC or HBO) than it is to network television, but it's still hour-long episodic content.
These are not low-budget productions. They've got a budget of $200 million for the Marvel Netflix stuff, which comprises four shows and a miniseries over roughly three years, or around 60 episodes. That's higher than most non-network shows, like Breaking Bad or Mad Men or The Walking Dead. Not quite Game of Thrones level, but these are still not small budgets... especially considering the limited set building and VFX compared to a show like GoT.
The downside of tape backup is that it's often not practical to restore from. Whenever we've had an incident where somebody messed up, it was decided that it would be less effort to spend multiple person-days rebuilding the data than it would be to restore from backup.
Yeah, it'll help in a catastrophic failure scenario, but sometimes I wish the IT guys would just turn on shadow copies or something, because tapes aren't helping with the "Oh shit, somebody accidentally deleted half the QA server, and it'd take a week to get the tape back from the archive facility, but we can rebuild it by hand in two or three days."
Meanwhile, if we'd had some sort of snapshot-based backup, it would have taken a few minutes at most.
Amazon buys them by the truckload and ends up paying a tiny fraction of that. It turns out that when you order BDXL discs in bulk quantities, the costs go way down.
Depends on what type of disc you're using. A 5TB drive would require as few as ~39 discs.
Unless you buy them in massive bulk, like Amazon did, and then they become cheaper than all other alternatives. And swapping isn't a problem when you're massively automated.
Because it's marketed as being very slow, with response times measured in hours? It's a very cheap offline storage solution that uses BD-R discs and robots.
If one of your consumer drives fail, you've got a new one in seconds without any physical activity, because the massive cost savings allows you to keep lots of spare drives on-site as hot or cold spares. Any company that has zero spare drives and must wait for an RMA to get their RAID array back in operation is doing it wrong.
Enterprises still use lots of tape backups. It's still much cheaper and more durable when it comes to backup up servers and physically shipping the data to IronMountain or the like. Iron Mountain's advertising trumpets that 94% of Fortune 1000 companies use their service, so that's a pretty clear indication that tape is alive and well.
Battery University is years out of date. They're citing a cost for Li-ion of $1,000/kWh when in reality prices have dropped to as little as a quarter of that. Tesla, for their part, is currently charging $141/kWh for replacement batteries, no doubt on the assumption that their GigaFactory will get prices that low by the time Tesla batteries need replacing.
Some utilities do that, run the meter backwards. Others measure what you use and what you take out of the grid and put back in separately, bill you for what you used from the grid, and pay you a much smaller amount per kWh for what you put back in.