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Cost of servers and storage

Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Im looking to estimate the cost of server, hard disks, bandwidth, infrastructure, etc.
Suppose the storage requirements are 1000 Terabytes
Bandwidth Usage: 1000 Terabytes / Month
Require large scale servers that can handle 100s of 1000s of users

How much would it cost to buy, setup, run, and maintain servers with a total of above capacity? What kind of servers would work? What kind of hard drives should you buy? What may be a monthly cost to run all this?
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Andrew DavisManager

Seriously..... if this is what you want to do, then you should be looking to employ a guru, not asking questions to a forum.
I think lee has covered it pretty well, spend the dollars to get a guru. Who's done it before.

By the way it looks like lee had fun runing some of those numbers, thats not to say there not good. just i wouldnt have put that much effort into a question that is so obviously bad.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process Advisor
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It's silly - anyone who would seriously want that kind of space would be a fool not to be contacting consultants and putting out for bids to major vendors... you don't go shopping for this kind of stuff at CompUSA or Fry's.
Andrew DavisManager

Awwww C'mon,
those USB thingies are getting bigger all the time


This sounds good. I would agree that you would need to consult a professional, but there is always a start.

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