This is going to be a wall of words so be warned!
By now you probably have noticed the new donation goal.
and you are now asking WTF why do we need a new server.
The simple answer is its cheaper in the long run.
However there is more benefits to the new server.
Yes I said Server not servers.
This is where things get cheaper going down to 1 server.
Our current set up is we have 2 servers each costing $114.00 and a mid point load balancing bridge which costs $57.00
This is the Actual cost every month. I dont bring up the $57 because that was my choice of linking the servers and syncing them real time.
But with time Tech evolves.
Okay so what that mean? and how does this help us?
Instead of 2 servers on each side of the world we will be running as a cluster server.
What the hell you talking about and what is a cluster server?
Tradition servers are all housed in one box
Cluster servers are basically micro powerhouses that are all linked to nodes where I can select a node in say Australia for one of the web servers.
and game servers. This node takes its own resources and uses it as a complete server.. minus the storage
However the magic is.. its not a complete server. It is just a piece of the server. it is a CPU Ram and multi High-speed communication ports
Next it would connect to a box just for Large storage and hit the main cloud server.
Now we would create a copy of the Australia node but this time Located in USA
The same process would happen. it would connect to the Large storage and main cloud server.
Now we have the same exact server in 2 locations with perfect Lat and also Fall over capabilities.
We would create a slave node for both locations so if one fails or needs a little more get up and go it would ramp up.
We would also place a node setup in optimum location in UK.
and when we see other countries using our services we would expand to those areas.
However here is the other thing.
With this set up we can designate a new node to a spacific task IE Running Mail servers.
Or running Linux for our git services.
Or even Our patching service
Or and MySQL servers.
And these expansions do not cost extra as we are billed for storage and CPU Load vs a full bare metal server.
What does that mean.
Okay so ... we would be rolled into a package which in essence would have the available CPU power of 4 of the servers we have.
Plus 10 TB Storage on a SSD Array. for roughly $50/75 less than the 2 servers in tandom so.
This is where we would actually save money
Now there IS a catch!
There is a setup cost and this is why the goal is so high.
I can cover part of it but I am going to need help with the rest of it.
Just the performance boost alone would pay for itself.
Okay so I have taken enough of your time
and I am not holding my breath but I am holding hope.
Thank you all for your time and I hope you all are safe and not doing stupid shit like going to malls,parks,beaches.
Take time to care for yourself and others.
Don't forget to tell the ones you love that you love them it might be your last chance,
ps have questions feel free to has here. I will leave thread unlocked for that purpose.
Note the thread Will lock at 1am on the date of expire of goal.