Megaupload’s 25 petabytes too much for Carpathia

The company hosting Megaupload’s data wants either financial assistance or the right to delete the file sharing site’s data

March 23, 2012
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Megaupload hasn’t been able to pay for its hosting fees since it was taken down in January this year.

Now the company hosting the data is feeling the financial strain and wants either financial assistance from the government, or the right to delete the data.

Hosting company Carpathia has 1,103 servers with nearly 25 petabytes of Megaupload data on them.

These servers cost around $9,000 per day to maintain, which is proving to be a financial burden on the company who has not been paid since Megaupload’s assets were frozen.

Carpathia argues that if the data needs to be preserved, the costs should be paid for by the U.S. government, Megaupload, or parties with an interest in keeping the data stored such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

In light of these arguments, the company has filed a request with a Virginia federal court asking for relief from the financial burden of continuing to maintain the servers, or the ability to delete the data and reuse the servers without threat of legal action against them.

Read the full story at: Ars Technica.

Tags: Carpathia, Megaupload

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