In December 2020, IBM Research and Fujifilm presented a prototype of the LTO cartridge for 580 terabytes ... A small cassette with a magnetic tape holds information like several dozen ordinary HDDs or 120,000 DVDs.
Magnetic tapes appeared almost a century ago, and computer files have been recorded on them since 1952. Our mothers in Soviet research institutes also changed mainframe coils. And in 2021, tapes remain the cheapest drive, with storage costs about 6 times lower than HDDs. Since film has practically disappeared from the consumer market, many people don't even know how rapidly this technology is developing.
New GKE mode is more expensive and less flexible, but easier and safer
Autopilot in GKE manages pods for you
Two things are well known about Kubernetes clusters. The first is that it is absolutely the best tool for the mission-critical task of container orchestration. And second, its complexity is a barrier to implementation and a common cause of errors. Even Google, the inventor and main promoter of Kubernetes, admits it.
To simplify the deployment and management of clusters, the company provided all GKE customers with access to the service. Autopilot which google already has been using Borg in its own clusters for a long time ... It is automatic resource configuration based on machine learning.
Recently, many cloud storages were opened, hence there comes the question: What kind of cloud storages do we have and where we can store our files?
So I have done some search and made a list of such storages:
Baidu, Bitcasa, Box.net, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive, SpiderOak, Wuala.
At the end of the article I put a comparison table.