Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#10340 closed task (implemented)

Determine purchase hardware or rent dedicated servers.

Reported by: phobos Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Upgrade Tor's VM Infrastructure
Component: Internal Services/Tor Sysadmin Team Version:
Severity: Keywords: sysadmin sysupgrade
Cc: Actual Points:
Parent ID: #10338 Points:
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Description

Determine purchase hardware or rent dedicated servers. We currently own our equipment in two datacenters. We also rent dedicated servers in Germany. We also rent VMs in Iceland. Discuss and decide.

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Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Keywords: sysadmin sysupgrade added

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

purchasing servers is around $30,000.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Our current US datacenter provider needs a $10k setup charge if we use our own servers.

comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

If we went with Hetzner (for example), the cost is roughly:

https://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produkte_rootserver/xs29, Euro 299/mo x 12 months = Euro 3,588/year per server. This is Euro 14,352 per year for 4 servers. Or, $410/mo x 12 months = $4,920/year/server. $19,680 per year for 4 servers.

The benefit is we can continually upgrade hardware within the cluster and always have the latest hardware as prices drop over time.

A con is we're paying $20k/year and hoping Hetzner is as reliable as our current providers.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

My leanings are towards purchasing hardware and keep hosting where we're at now.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by phobos

Resolution: implemented
Status: newclosed

We're going to purchase.

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