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Cost of servers and storage

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

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

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