Why the US Government has so many data centers

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Mon Mar 14 19:29:09 UTC 2016

> On Mar 14, 2016, at 12:19 PM, George Metz <george.metz at gmail.com> wrote:
> Based on the "standard" (per the Windows admins) file storage space of 700 meg, that sounds like 3TB for user storage. Even if it were 30TB, I still can't see a proper setup costing more than the OC-12 after a period of two years.
> Org is within the Federal Government, so they're not allowed to buy non-top-line anything.

Million-plus dollar NetApps or EMC units are not at all unusual.

This is a terrible pity if a small NAS from Imation/Nexsan would work redundantly for $150k or less.

> I agree we should check how much bandwidth is storage, but since there's a snowball's chance in hell of them actually making a change, it's almost certainly not worth the paperwork.

This is the kind of thing whoever runs it needs to know, proves my point, and argues against local datacenters where nobody bothers to even collect performance metrics much of the time.

George William Herbert
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