Hetzner Dedicated Auction Servers for Mass Storage for Saving cost, advise needed
We are in IOT business, few customers want just free, we use them as references to get more paying customers, few converts after a long period.
For free customers, We are thinking of using Hetzner Server Auctioned dedicated server Intel i7/4770, 32 GB, 2x 2TB/3TB, we need about 4 of them for redundant and cluster nature. Cost them close to 100 Euros per month, (by deducting tax, it seems viable)
Storage volume would go like 10 TB to 12 TB in the next 2 years. Right now, we use VPS with another german provider, but we need to offload to the cheapest option.
So far, we never used dedicated servers. Needed your experience before making our choice.
- What are the downside of running dedicated servers?
- What if RAM, Disk fails, will Hetzner replace sooner?
- What if the dedicated server fails completely, will they provide alternative hardware sooner
- Our tech stack already has Kubernetes, docker containers, cluster-aware system.
Do you suggest alternatives to Hetzner, I don't think, if that exists, if so, please recommend.
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