Hi experts! i was wondering about the feasability of having a server with just the Storage drives in the Cloud, even temporarily. Would that just be so slow and not worth it, or is that possible even in the short term? The reason i ask is we are looking to move some servers and i thought if we could set one server up with the storage in the cloud, we could then just ship the server over and use replication until the time we send the actual production servers over with the SAN if that makes sense? Otherwise we will need to either buy a small SAN or copy backups to huge storage devices or cloud space (we are talking about approx 6 TB of data ). Below is kind of the process I am thinking of, I welcome thoughts, suggestions, etc. Thanks...
Location A has 1 SAN with all servers attached:
Move Dev to Location B (SAN has to stay for now so need storage here)
Switch to Use Dev at Location B as primary.
Shut down Location A Prod/Test/SAN and ship to Location B
Restore Prod from Dev Location B
Switch to use Location B Prod as primary