45 Drives 'Lowest Cost' Enterprise Storage Company Profile

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jun 21, 2017

45 Drives claims the "lowest cost per Hard Drive Slot in the industry." But who or what is '45 Drives'?

What started as a product design to enable Backblaze to offer a low-cost/high-reliability online backup service is now available as a storage system for users who want those features for their own storage array.

45 Drives custom-builds storage arrays and servers, allowing several customization options and product/price-point they feel is well suited for security industry needs.

An executive from the company provided IPVM with additional product details, which we cover in this report. We conclude with analyzing costs and features vs Dell, HP and video surveillance manufacturer offerings.

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