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How much does it cost to buy 1PB(Peta Byte)
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How much does it cost to buy 1PB(Peta Byte)

Hello.

I'm just wondering if any of the forum has an estimate on how much does it cost to purchase and maintain 1pb for cloud backup ?

I have just basic knowledge on servers, so please be explainatory.

It's for education purpose only.

Thank you.

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  • Scality will do something like this for about $290,000 .

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  • Hmmm... Eight SAS enclosures with 24 drives apiece would be enough, if using 6 TB drives. That works out to about $48,000 for drives at $250 apiece. Eight 24 bay SAS enclosures would cost about $24,000. Two Areca RAID cards would be about $2,000, and a halfway decent SuperMicro machine to tie it all together would be about $2,000. This would all fit in one full rack.

    So, the total price to purchase would be about $76,000.

    A good deal on colocating a full rack of equipment is next... There are many deals where you can get 20 amps of power and 100 Mbps of bandwidth for about $1,000 a month.

    20 amps would just about barely cover it, based on the power required by other 24 bay SAS setups I've set up. Aside from startup, they average, depending on usage, between 200 and 250 watts apiece, making usage estimated to be around 1600 and 2000 watts, or 13 to 17 amps. Add in a SuperMicro server with two RAID cards, and that'd be about another 200 watts, or around or up to about 2 amps (this is all assuming 120 volts, but it's easy to figure out for whatever voltage).

  • johnklos said: Hmmm... Eight SAS enclosures with 24 drives apiece would be enough, if using 6 TB drives. That works out to about $48,000 for drives at $250 apiece. Eight 24 bay SAS enclosures would cost about $24,000. Two Areca RAID cards would be about $2,000, and a halfway decent SuperMicro machine to tie it all together would be about $2,000. This would all fit in one full rack.

    So, the total price to purchase would be about $76,000.

    A good deal on colocating a full rack of equipment is next... There are many deals where you can get 20 amps of power and 100 Mbps of bandwidth for about $1,000 a month.

    20 amps would just about barely cover it, based on the power required by other 24 bay SAS setups I've set up. Aside from startup, they average, depending on usage, between 200 and 250 watts apiece, making usage estimated to be around 1600 and 2000 watts, or 13 to 17 amps. Add in a SuperMicro server with two RAID cards, and that'd be about another 200 watts, or around or up to about 2 amps (this is all assuming 120 volts, but it's easy to figure out for whatever voltage).

    And that is Jenga!

  • @click4easy said:
    Hello.

    I'm just wondering if any of the forum has an estimate on how much does it cost to purchase and maintain 1pb for cloud backup ?

    I have just basic knowledge on servers, so please be explainatory.

    It's for education purpose only.

    Thank you.

    Hubic gives you 10TB for 10 euro. So that's what 1000 euro roughly

  • MeanServersMeanServers Member, Host Rep

    @johnklos said:
    Hmmm... Eight SAS enclosures with 24 drives apiece would be enough, if using 6 TB drives. That works out to about $48,000 for drives at $250 apiece. Eight 24 bay SAS enclosures would cost about $24,000. Two Areca RAID cards would be about $2,000, and a halfway decent SuperMicro machine to tie it all together would be about $2,000. This would all fit in one full rack.

    So, the total price to purchase would be about $76,000.

    A good deal on colocating a full rack of equipment is next... There are many deals where you can get 20 amps of power and 100 Mbps of bandwidth for about $1,000 a month.

    20 amps would just about barely cover it, based on the power required by other 24 bay SAS setups I've set up. Aside from startup, they average, depending on usage, between 200 and 250 watts apiece, making usage estimated to be around 1600 and 2000 watts, or 13 to 17 amps. Add in a SuperMicro server with two RAID cards, and that'd be about another 200 watts, or around or up to about 2 amps (this is all assuming 120 volts, but it's easy to figure out for whatever voltage).

    Wow, well done on the research, thanks for that. Always interesting to see what this type of technology will cost today as we all know, it will cost a small fraction of that in 10 years. =D

  • @sc754 said:
    Hubic gives you 10TB for 10 euro. So that's what 1000 euro roughly

    I think they would probably kick you out, if you really plan to use 1PB on their platform for that price.

  • @sc754 said:
    Hubic gives you 10TB for 10 euro. So that's what 1000 euro roughly

    Over sold, they probably plan on people using far less then one TB.

  • agonyztagonyzt Member
    edited September 2014

    OVH would do it for 19k$ per month.

    https://www.runabove.com/index.xml

    "Unlimited storage
    Got petabytes?
    Bring them on!"

    But yeah, at this point I would buy the hardware and colocate...

  • About $10k/mo on Amazon Glacier, and then a small fortune whenever you have to actually download it.

  • SpeedyKVMSpeedyKVM Banned, Member

    10TB drives will be available in a few months, further reducing your long term costs (less rack space & power). http://www.extremetech.com/computing/189813-western-digital-unveils-worlds-first-10tb-hard-drive-helium-filled-shingled-recording

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  • Firstly, what genre of educational porn do you have?

  • Get 15 of these and make cluster? ~$8k/month
    http://www.online.net/en/dedicated-server/dedibox-st72

  • If you don't care not putting it on a cloud, purchasing several small drives and cases would be a lot cheaper, as you don't need to consider between the price of the hard drive and the cost of electricity and rack space.

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