Thanks for the advice so far, everyone. Any recommendations for processors
and amount of RAM?
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Nate Vack <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Nathan Tallman <[log in to unmask]>
> > My institution is going to be purchasing a preservation server sometime
> > within the next year.
> One thing you haven't mentioned so far is budget. Expect to fund this
> at a fairly high level.
> At our lab, we've found that providing storage with an onsite and
> offsite tape backup costs out to about $1/GB/year, excluding labor
> (and we already had an offsite storage facility, too). This compares
> somewhat favorably to Amazon S3, but is definitely in the same order
> of magnitude.
> Your needs will vary somewhat (we have fairly high write loads, so we
> spend a lot on tapes and want performance), but you'll probably come
> to within a factor of 2-3 of that.