How to build a large storage network such as RapidShare or MegaUpload?

By Domingore
Feb 28, 2011
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  1. I want to build a large network, I will start with 50TB will upgrade later on, what storage system do I need and what connection do I need. please provide me with links and Ref. which data centre do you prefer in the UK/Manchester, how many servers and routers, if you have an idea please design me a network.
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    This is sort of a big task to plan on a forum...
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] I'm a TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,257   +110

    IMO if you don't know what you're doing, then you really can't.
    You also have to provide more info; how often are you doing backups...what you're even planning on using this for.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,029   +222

    hmm; in other words, do your work for you but you get paid for it :lol:
    At least you got an idea for the order of magnitude - - mutliple servers and a large network.

    You need to do a transactional analysis of every database transaction;
    how many accesses and which types {insert, update, delete} of accesses are needed,

    multiply by the transactions per second expected yields DB actions per second.

    This is almost always 2-3 times any webserver hit counts per second.

    If none of the above makes any sense to you, PUNT on the assignment and ask for help from the project leader.


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