[RndTbl] leasing storage on-site
Grigory.Shamov at umanitoba.ca
Thu Jun 11 14:05:00 CDT 2015
NFS or something else that can be mounted from a Linux box. Two weeks to a month.
I guess some difference is that buying storage is "capital" expense, leasing can be with some stretch called "repair".
From: Adam Thompson <athompso at athompso.net<mailto:athompso at athompso.net>>
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Date: Thursday, 11 June, 2015 1:29 PM
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Subject: Re: [RndTbl] leasing storage on-site
No-one local that I know of, no.
I can’t even think of anyone who’d be able to do that for you… the leasing costs would almost be as much as the purchase cost!
Do you need SAS, FC, iSCSI, NFS, SMB, or what? That makes a difference.
The problem is that even dedicated storage vendors don’t have gear like that sitting ready to go even for resale, never mind leasing… the NPV (or depreciation, if you prefer) curve on storage is far too extreme to take that chance.
How short is short-term?
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Do you know if it is possible to short-term lease storage on-site, in
Winnipeg? Like having someone to bring in an appliance (about 100TB
capacity) with a decent connection (10GigE at least) to attach directly to
a system, for a short time.
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