[RndTbl] leasing storage on-site

Adam Thompson athompso at athompso.net
Thu Jun 11 13:29:53 CDT 2015

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?

-Adam Thompson
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From: Grigory Shamov
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎June‎ ‎11‎, ‎2015 ‎13‎:‎29
To: MUUG Roundtable

Hi All,

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.

Grigory Shamov

Westgrid/ComputeCanada Site Lead
University of Manitoba
E2-588 EITC Building,
(204) 474-9625

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