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Newbie Guidance In Product Comparison Dell PS6510E Server VS AWS EC2 T2.Medium

****While My Question was Pending I learned the Dell PS6510E Unit is not a server and is for storage but any ideas on how I can use this to my advantage*****

I am a Newbie in this department for sure. I have been running a Website on the AWS EC2 T2.Medium Ubuntu Linux for the last 2 years and I am rethinking some options. I have in our inventory a Dell PS6510E server that I came across and I have not tinkered with it yet.

Real Questions?????
Which would be faster and more reliable?
What is some insight or things I may be overlooking?
For AWS I know it is Sky's the limit on growing down the road but how far can the Dell PS6510E get me???

I am constantly import to my EC2 large amounts of files and this is eating up my CPU Credits and the time it takes is crazy.

I know every situation is different but i really need some guidance on if I should just stick with AWS or if this Dell PS6510E has real potential for growing or not.  Also the PS6510E is discontinued but I already have it. I thank you all for the help.

Here is the link to the Dell:
http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-emc-data-storage-and-backup/equallogic-ps6510e-iscsi-san-storage/spd/equallogic-ps6510e
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Dustin Stanley
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shalomcCTOCommented:
Dustin,

Your Dell box is so different from an AWS EC2 server. You cannot use it as a web server.
If you find that the AWS bills are getting to high and unpredictable for you, then consider using AWS Lightsail instead of an elastic server. Lightsail is just enough for a small web site.
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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
Thanks shalomc and I know I have a lot of learning to do in this area.

Do you have any advise on what I may be able to use this for?
Can it even be used along with any AWS Services?
We have a internal Database here at my work with MS Access VBA so would this be a good device for that?

I just need some ideas to get the pot stirring so I can find out if I can use it or not before deciding to part with it. Thanks for the help.
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shalomcCTOCommented:
Find something to do with it on premise or throw it away. It cannot be used with any AWS service.
Maybe you can still mount it to some server, if the drivers are compatible.
I would think twice before using such an outdated device.
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Dustin StanleyEntrepreneurAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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