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Topic # 62252 2-Jun-2010 15:05 Send private message

Hey Guys

We have a website hosted by TelstraClear

At present we use about 200 MB of storage - which costs us around $250 per month

But we need to make it MUCH bigger - probably around 200 GB (yes GB not MB)

At $10 per megabyte per month it gets very expensive very quickly

Any suggestions for cost effective alternative providers that can handle huge datasets?

advTHANKance

Jim

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  Reply # 337401 2-Jun-2010 15:10

You will almost definitely need a dedicated server for that much diskspace, or at the very least a VPS. If you PM me your details, I will forward them to the company I use, and they can discuss the best options with you.

PS, for 200MB, you are currently paying way way too much. That shouldn't cost over $20 per month.

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  Reply # 337403 2-Jun-2010 15:13 Send private message

What are the other requirements, ie:

How much national traffic is needed (GB/month)?
How much international traffic is needed (GB/month)?
What environment: Windows/IIS/ASP.NET or Linux/Apache/php etc?
Running a database, is it MySQL, SQL Server etc?
Does it need to be hosted locally in NZ or is the US fine?

I would say co-location of your own servers in a NZ data center is usually the best option for large storage requirements for local usage.  However you could look at "cloud hosting" too.

Basically I'd be tempted to buy a couple of 1U servers and co-locate them in a decent decent data center (Maxnet, Orcon, ICONZ etc).  Co-location in a data center is anywhere from $100-300 per 1U depending on your requirements for traffic and bandwidth.



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  Reply # 337406 2-Jun-2010 15:20 Send private message

Ragnor: What are the other requirements, ie:

How much national traffic is needed (GB/month)?
How much international traffic is needed (GB/month)?
What environment: Windows/IIS/ASP.NET or Linux/Apache/php etc?
Running a database, is it MySQL, SQL Server etc?

I'd be tempted to buy one (or two for redundancy/load balancing) 1U servers and co-locate them in a decent decent data center (Maxnet, Orcon, ICONZ), co-location is general.  Co-location in a data center is anywhere from $100-300 per 1U depending on your requirements for traffic and bandwidth.


The prupose of the site is to share results of some modelling we are doing

I would expect that each intrerested party (10 to 20) would grab one copy of each new model when added

Not expecting any international traffic

Dont care what environment - its just a drop box for lots & lots & lots of files

No database

And I do agree with RobbyP that its already way too expensive - but that was the best option when we set it up

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  Reply # 337416 2-Jun-2010 15:56 Send private message

Hi, if you want to go as up toward the Terrabyte region then maybe a basic google account and add some storage.

https://www.google.com/accounts/PurchaseStorage

Cyril

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  Reply # 337420 2-Jun-2010 16:16

jim.cox:
Ragnor: What are the other requirements, ie:

How much national traffic is needed (GB/month)?
How much international traffic is needed (GB/month)?
What environment: Windows/IIS/ASP.NET or Linux/Apache/php etc?
Running a database, is it MySQL, SQL Server etc?

I'd be tempted to buy one (or two for redundancy/load balancing) 1U servers and co-locate them in a decent decent data center (Maxnet, Orcon, ICONZ), co-location is general.  Co-location in a data center is anywhere from $100-300 per 1U depending on your requirements for traffic and bandwidth.


The prupose of the site is to share results of some modelling we are doing

I would expect that each intrerested party (10 to 20) would grab one copy of each new model when added

Not expecting any international traffic

Dont care what environment - its just a drop box for lots & lots & lots of files

No database

And I do agree with RobbyP that its already way too expensive - but that was the best option when we set it up


Maybe using a shared web host, that may allow you to host a few GB of data at a low price, and then using Amazons file hosting to host all the other files you want to host may suit. PM me and I can suggest a couple of names. 

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  Reply # 337502 2-Jun-2010 19:34 Send private message

Flick me a PM we can help out if required.




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  Reply # 337508 2-Jun-2010 19:45 Send private message

nate: Flick me a PM we can help out if required.

I suggest doing this.

I was going to make use of 3Bit's services, until the person i was investigating it for had a few issues.
But definitely who im going to go to if i need NZ based hosting.



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  Reply # 337718 3-Jun-2010 11:43 Send private message

cyril7: Hi, if you want to go as up toward the Terrabyte region then maybe a basic google account and add some storage.

https://www.google.com/accounts/PurchaseStorage

Cyril


Thankx - Thats a really good suggestion - might be just what we need...

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  Reply # 337795 3-Jun-2010 13:36 Send private message

CloudFiles by rackspace is another good one for what you are intending to do - the problem with these are they are international based, not a big deal as DL times are still exceptional!!

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