Contemplating Dallas colo for storage, anyone interested
Lately I'm toying with the idea of setting up a server for cold storage (i.e. backups of backups) in one of the Dallas DCs. I'm wondering if anyone wants to do some cost-sharing. If I start with 48TB, it is probably around $1/TB/mo, but if I pack in 192TB (which I cannot use by myself) it goes down to more like $0.60-0.70.
Pros: new enterprise drives in RAID 5/6, KVM, pretty cheap (per TB), no exorbitant BW costs, flexible on config (this means you can use your own drives, send encrypted data via mail if you time it right, have your own RAID array or whatever).
Cons: this would be a bit older hardware (think 2x E5-2630 v3). So this is NOT for anyone who wants to run Plex with transcoding, CPU-based encryption, etc. No fancy SolusVM or DA control panel. No SLA - I am not your hosting company so it is not for you if you need 24/7 support or "five-nines" type uptime or will squeal if the ping is over 10 msec to your location.
Thoughts? Interest? At the moment still just contemplating the idea and haven't crunched it in detail, so no decision to do it yet.