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OVH Alternatives in North America with 100+ TB Storage

I know it’s going to be basically impossible to beat OVH on price/performance ratio but I’m looking for any viable alternatives in North America with large amounts of storage after this fiasco with my new server I ordered in December and still haven’t received has soured my relationship with OVH.

I’ve got a pretty high budget (900-1000/month) but I also need a very large amount of storage (100+ TB). Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks!

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  • I seem to remember ioflood offering dedicated servers with insane storage, but I don't recall the location. Might be worth looking at to get your search started perhaps?

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  • @dahartigan said:
    I seem to remember ioflood offering dedicated servers with insane storage, but I don't recall the location. Might be worth looking at to get your search started perhaps?

    Looks like 8 x 3 TB is their largest storage config.

  • dahartigan said: but I don't recall the location

    Phoenix, AZ.

  • Good luck with your fsck.

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  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire
    edited February 2019

    How about BuyVM slab? You can attach 10TB for each block, maximum 10 blocks per server*. 100TB = $500, plus the highest plan of BuyVM $120, sum up to $620/m

    CPU: 8 Cores @ 3.50+ GHz
    RAM: 32 GB
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    Bandwidth: Unmetered @ 1Gbps

    EDIT: See below for maximum number of blocks per server, @Francisco is the man for BuyVM.

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    FAT32 said: How about BuyVM slab? You can attach 10TB for each block, maximum 10 blocks per server. 100TB = $500, plus the highest plan of BuyVM $120, sum up to $620/m

    Why thank you :)

    Francisco

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  • FAT32FAT32 Administrator, Deal Compiler Extraordinaire

    @Francisco said:
    Why thank you :)

    Francisco

    I think I am wrong on this one, is it maximum 8 blocks per server or 10 blocks per server?

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  • Hetzner BX60 storage box 10TB/€39.90/$45.49.

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  • @eol said:
    Hetzner BX60 storage box 10TB/€39.90/$45.49.

    love you.

    H.

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  • FranciscoFrancisco Top Provider

    @FAT32 said:

    @Francisco said:
    Why thank you :)

    Francisco

    I think I am wrong on this one, is it maximum 8 blocks per server or 10 blocks per server?

    It's 8, but it can be increased.

    Francisco

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  • Fran's the man

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  • Mdraid0 those blocks

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  • Not directly related, yet.
    5*$10 For Google suite/ Month (For 5 user to make it unlimited).

    Even though it says unlimited*
    I heard it start throttling after 100-150TB.

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  • The man has the coin, it’d be stupid to go the Google drive route. I only have a few TB on mine but expect it to be shut down or hampered at any stage

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  • what about a s3 cloud provider like wasabi? they have a direct connect option.@$5 per TB
    then have a ovh server to manage? not knowing what you use it for so not sure if its usable?

  • @SprkFade said:
    I know it’s going to be basically impossible to beat OVH on price/performance ratio but I’m looking for any viable alternatives in North America with large amounts of storage after this fiasco with my new server I ordered in December and still haven’t received has soured my relationship with OVH.

    I’ve got a pretty high budget (900-1000/month) but I also need a very large amount of storage (100+ TB). Any suggestions would be helpful, thanks!

    Unfortunately your request is a bit unclear. all storage with one server or spread over up to ? servers? Only mild storage server performance/memory needed or for a busy DB? Also very important in terms of cost: how much traffic/mo?

    Generally speaking I think you shouldn't have a problem. Just identify a couple of providers that meet your specs (as providers), things like min. x years in business, min. x00 GB backbone, desired SLA, etc. and then ask them. I guess most of them will be happy to provide the kind of box(es) you need, and depending on reasonable requirements (50 TB/mo will obviously not be a problem but 5000 TB/mo probably are) there should be no problem with your budget.

    Your disk requirement is in fact not ginormous; that fits in a 2HU server using 10+ TB drives. Your server power and your traffic requirements however might make or break a deal.

    Thanks no.

  • FHRFHR Member, Provider

    This will most probably be a custom deal. Reach out to companies like Hivelocity, QuadraNet, DataPacket and see what they offer.

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  • deankdeank Member, Troll

    I won't post any foreshadowing in this guy's thread.

    I made him suffer enough.

    I have not created a single thread. Verify it if you dare.

  • Usually, buy a few cheap storage servers, gluster it together.
    Will work in the most cases, no idea how many I/O operations you do per minute.

    If they booth have 1Gbit or even 10Gbit between them, should be fine.

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  • This wouldn't be a problem to pull 100tb off one of our SAN(s) to any server in our fleet.

    Sent a PM :) #notlowendsolution

  • SprkFade said: Looks like 8 x 3 TB is their largest storage config.

    They can go larger, just open a ticket FAO: Gabe

  • @Neoon said:
    Usually, buy a few cheap storage servers, gluster it together.
    Will work in the most cases, no idea how many I/O operations you do per minute.

    If they booth have 1Gbit or even 10Gbit between them, should be fine.

    How exactly does gluster work? Looks like I might need to read up on that. I’ve heard a few people mention it in other threads too.

  • Just buy all the gear and colo it someplace trustworthy. You'll get ROI within 6-months if you go that route. Server costs will probably be around the $5k mark (mainly due to HDD prices), but then you can pay $100-200/mo to have it colo'd someplace nice, rather than 10x's that amount for gear you don't own. Something to consider, at least.

    In my opinion, high storage servers aren't worth renting if you're in it for the long game.

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  • Just buy all the gear and colo it someplace trustworthy. You'll get ROI within 6-months

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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  • @uptime said:

    Just buy all the gear and colo it someplace trustworthy. You'll get ROI within 6-months

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

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  • uptimeuptime Member
    edited February 2019

    what could possibly go wrong?

    EDIT2:

    Wondering how the cost calculation might reflect risks such as equipment failure / acts of prout, etc

    plus whatever to account for research / setup time. Maybe a (possibly substantial) bit more for ongoing upkeep if remote hands - or long trips to the dc - are part of that equation.

    still ... interesting to consider.

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  • MasonRMasonR Member
    edited February 2019

    @uptime said: Wondering how the cost calculation might reflect risks such as equipment failure / acts of prout, etc

    That's definitely something that one should consider. Also another reason why picking a really good provider to colo with would be extremely important. Many providers will offer free remote hands for simple hot-swap drives if you get the new drive sent to them.

    Might be worth the assumption of risk, though, to be saving $800 bucks a month. I doubt any in-person trips would be necessary. I wouldn't imagine you'd spend more than $500/yr on remote hands for misc. tasks and possibly another $500/yr on equipment repairs.

    But then again, big budgets typically mean they are willing to just throw money at the wall so they don't have to deal with all the research/ordering/repairs. All depends if the OP is looking for a cheap and reliable solution or an expensive and painless solution.

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  • I feel like it comes down to knowing whether or not you know what you're doing (or not).

    As far as putting up a 100 tb server, getting the net connect and power dialed in.

    ... Maybe it's easy once you know how. (Never as easy as it should be, I imagine.)

    But that know-how could cost a bit to acquire, one way or another. (I'd like to say it's a good investment.)

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  • mfsmfs Banned, Member
    edited February 2019

    Perspective cost of two SX132 in Helsinki for three years = 3(2(169+(159 * 12))) = 12462 € (~4k €/year) 2(169+3(12 * 159)) = 11786 € (~3.9k €/year, could be rounded up to 4k to include some extra beer in your budget :smile: )
    For a grand-total of 200TB of storage raw, 180 TB usable if you're using RAID5 (90 TB with replica?)
    Free hard drive replacements

    It's true that Helsinki isn't in Northern America, OTOH one could add a caching server on Psychz or something if that's an issue; you'd still save rather than doing the whole thing in NA I'd guess

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  • two SX132 in Helsinki for three years = 3(2(169+(159*12))) = 12462 € (~4k €/year)

    2(169+3(12*159)) = 11786

    hey, found some beer money in between the sofa cushions :)

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  • For 100TB+, I would either look into object storage or build a LizardFS cluster. You probably don't want to fsck 100TB of classic storage...

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  • The Gluster preaching seems to have worked. We still don't know what OP is looking for; is it for a DB, a porn site image store, a large RFS, or just some dump? We don't know.

    But we know that Gluster (or object storage or LizardFS or ZFS or Ceph or ...?) should be looked into and OP - who still didn't care to provide a bit more information - seems to agree. Great, case solved.

    ("It's not the mediocre engineer who is dangerous. It's the guy advising 'the right thing' he read about on Hacker News")

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  • @jsg said:
    The Gluster preaching seems to have worked. We still don't know what OP is looking for; is it for a DB, a porn site image store, a large RFS, or just some dump? We don't know.

    But we know that Gluster (or object storage or LizardFS or ZFS or Ceph or ...?) should be looked into and OP - who still didn't care to provide a bit more information - seems to agree. Great, case solved.

    ("It's not the mediocre engineer who is dangerous. It's the guy advising 'the right thing' he read about on Hacker News")

    It’s primarily used for large file storage, raw video files, scratch drive, etc.

  • Ceph is great. It only broke one other cheap-as-shit hoster before our favorite Romanian.

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  • ServerHunterServerHunter Member, Host Rep
    edited February 2019

    There are several providers offering storage in NA for < $10 USD per TB:
    https://www.serverhunter.com/?search=8D5-13B-32D

    INCERO has 24 TB for $72.10 USD but only has one of these in stock. Might be worth contacting them to check if they can build you a few more. Depending on your needs, it might be worth splitting it between providers.

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  • jsgjsg Member
    edited February 2019

    @SprkFade said:
    It’s primarily used for large file storage, raw video files, scratch drive, etc.

    And you have a good budget. So my advice would be to go for two dedis of 50 or 60 TB with reasonable processor and relateively modest memory but at 2 locations (and maybe even 2 decent providers). Divide each in 2 kinds of volumes; a (probably smaller) one that's used as a "mirrored over both locations" for important data, and a big one for a storage dump.

    For the kind of budget you have you can afford a provider who offers decent hw Raid (note that "decent" includes having spare controllers, exact same model). For the "safe storage volume" use Raid 1, for the storage dump use Raid 5. One more advice: Dont put the storage dump volume on 1 partition but create a couple of partitions. Reason:if a drive fails recovery will be much quicker than with a single partition.

    Do not care for the newest processor; older Xeons will be good enough. Same for number of cores and memory. An old Xeon 5xxx with 4 C/8 T and 8 GB memory will be good enough and one of the (plenty available) dual socket ones (8C / 16 T) with 16 or 32 GB memory will be luxurious. If you really want to guild the lilly, add some decent 1 TB SSDs to the mix.

    Do not muck around with cool systems like Gluster, Ceph, Lizard, etc. Your needs and use case are far below where that would be worth the effort (and risks). For your mirror volume a simple rdiff is good enough.

    Thanks no.

  • Well just upload it all to pornhub.
    All good.

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