Forget about that puny terabyte RAID system you just set up. If you want to be on the cutting edge in storage,
you need to start thinking in petabytes. And if you're ready for that level of storage, there's now someplace to get
it: EMC has launched its first petabyte array, a version of the company's flagship Symmetrix DMX-3 system that includes
nine room-filling cabinets of drives. The Symmetrix DMX-3 system is built around 500GB drives; the petabyte version
includes a whopping 2,400 of them and goes for about $4 million. Of course, if your needs are more modest, you can
always opt for one of EMC's "entry level" systems; a two-cabinet version that will give you a mere 480TB of
storage is available for just $250,000. But if you're into, say, NSA-level data mining, want to challenge the Wayback
Machine, or just want bragging rights, a full PB is the only way to go.