Giganews Crosses 800 Days of Binary Retention

Congratulations to Giganews for surpassing 800 days of binary retention.  According to their blog post the infrastructure is in place to support another 800 days and then some.  Also keep an eye out for new features in the months ahead.

Let’s look at some of the Giganews retention milestones along the road to 800 days:
– December 30, 2003 – 30 days binary retention
– August 8, 2005 – 50 days binary retention
– December 7, 2005 – 70 days binary retention
– April 3, 2006 – 1,000 days text retention
– September 19, 2006 – 90 days binary retention
– February 1, 2007 – 100 days binary retention
– April 12, 2007 – 120 days binary retention
– July 12, 2007 – 200 days binary retention
– September 19, 2008 – 240 days binary retention
– May 9, 2009 – 275 days binary retention
– June 3, 2009 – 300 days binary retention
– August 7, 2009 – 365 days binary retention
– September 11, 2009 – 400 days binary retention
– March 30, 2010 – 600 days binary retention
– July 7, 2010 – 700 days binary retention
* click any link above to read the associated post on the Giganews blog.

According to the last slide on the Giganews home page they have more excitement coming this year.  We know they are testing a new Mimo Usenet browser and look forward to it’s release.  For now though to learn more about their Usenet services read our Giganews review or sign up for a 14 day free trial.


Here is the official Giganews blog post:

Giganews first to 800 days retention — and not stopping!

A little over a year and a half ago, we announced that we were going to be the first Usenet provider with a year’s retention. We got to that year, and then just kept going. We hit two years a little while ago, and still kept going. Today, we’ve hit 800 days of binary Usenet retention — and we’re still going.

800 days is just a number, though. None of that retention matters if we don’t also have good quality. For all 800 days, we have over 99% of the articles. On top of that, when we lose servers or disks, you don’t see random articles disappear temporarily. In fact, most customers don’t notice anything at all. Finally, our oldest, 800-day-old articles are stored on the same servers as our newest articles. If you want to fetch posts from 800 days ago, they’ll download just as fast as posts that arrived today.

Our software and systems were designed years ago to handle this level of retention. Today, we hit 800 days of retention, but we’re already ready for the next 800 days and beyond. Please enjoy the retention, and keep an eye out for new features we’ll be rolling out in the coming months.