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Re: [tdf-mirrors] Searching for infrastructure sponsors


I have a server at hetzner 16gb of ram and 2x3tb hdd's the problem is the
bandwidth its 100Mbps connectivity.

On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Florian Effenberger <
floeff@documentfoundation.org> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Sean McNamara wrote on 2012-10-31 14:26:
>
>
> A system with almost exactly these specs can be rented affordably,
>> month to month, from Hetzner in Germany. I'm not sure if you were
>> directly citing their specifications when you wrote this up, but it
>> happens to be exactly matching one of their offerings (with an added
>> cost for the 1 Gbit/s bandwidth).
>>
>
> we indeed are customers of Hetzner. Not exclusively, but with a majority
> of our machines. However, in times of growing demands, that will result in
> growing costs, I thought that asking for some sponsors might be helpful. :)
>
>
> One idea would be to have volunteers make a commitment to pay a
>> fraction of the server bill on a monthly basis, and pool money to rent
>> servers this way. If you need wide geographic distribution then the
>>
>
> That sounds like a good "plan B". We are drafting "wishlists" from the
> various teams (like the marketing team which would like to have collaterals
> printed), so people can see what they donate for. It is definitely an
> option to list infra costs there as well, should our call for sponsoring
> yield no results.
>
>
> number of servers you can have is less, because costs are much higher
>> in places such as the U.S. and certain parts of Asia. You may be able
>> to get a discount for being a non-profit entity, depending on the
>> provider's policies.
>>
>
> Indeed, it seems that in Germany, hosting is cheap compared to other parts
> of the world. I was quite surprised when I learned e.g. how expensive it is
> in South America.
>
> Thanks for your proposals, much appreciated!
>
> Florian
>
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References:
[tdf-mirrors] Searching for infrastructure sponsorsFlorian Effenberger <floeff@documentfoundation.org>
Re: [tdf-mirrors] Searching for infrastructure sponsorsSean McNamara <smcnam@gmail.com>
Re: [tdf-mirrors] Searching for infrastructure sponsorsFlorian Effenberger <floeff@documentfoundation.org>
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