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Re: Please Recommend Affordable and Reliable Cloud Storage for 50 TB of Data




On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 5:03 PM Alexander V. Makartsev
<avbetev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On 15.02.2019 11:44, Turritopsis Dohrnii Teo En Ming wrote:
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> Hi,
>
> Could you recommend affordable and reliable cloud storage for 50 TB of data?
>
> Here are some important factors to consider:
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> 1. Personal/non-commercial use.
>
> Out of pure interest, what kind of data do plan to store? How often do you plan to access it and from what location?
> 50000 GB of data looks enormous to transfer over the Internet on daily basis.

Hi Alexander,

Basically personal data. I don't intend to access the data in the
Cloud often. Just want to park it permanently in the Cloud. Maybe I
can access the Cloud from anywhere in the world?

>
> 2. Must be affordable, since I am unemployed most of the time and have
> super low levels of income for the past 12 years since I graduated
> from the National University of Singapore in 2007.
>
> I don't think there are any kind of storage service available for that kind of storage demand and costs a few tenners.
> 50 TB is no joke and even basic calculation gives values around $1300 per month.

USD$1300 per month is more than half or 50% of the monthly salary of a
typical university graduate in Singapore. So I don't think I will be
able to afford to pay USD$1300 per month just for cloud storage alone.

> I don't know the whole picture of your use case, but I think it would be much cheaper in a long run to self-host it on premises. Even with high availability solution.
>
> 3. Cloud storage provider must not be a fly-by-night company, that is,
> it will not suddenly close down the next day.
>
> Basically, you have to stick with one of major companies, like Google, Amazon, CloudFlare, Microsoft.
> Otherwise, there is no guarantee that your data will vanish one day with the company, but even then, once your data is uploaded into cloud it could become a hostage at any time in the future.

Noted above sentence with thanks.

>
> Please advise.
>
> Thank you.
>
>
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