Taking the request at face value: let's assume you need 1/2 that now and last half within 3 years. You might be better off with a cheap colo for your own hardware and a few external raid2 devices. 1/2 a rack is about $600/month, (maybe you can find a 1/4 rack), and a 12 bay QNap ($2,500 plus hard drives, 4tbs are about $175 each) can get you 12 -24tb (depending on how you co figure it there can be a 16gb cap on file system size. ) http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?lang=en-us&sn=862&c=355&sc=526&t=2404&n=17986 This type of unit has FTP / web interface etc. Might be worth the upfront costs and pay for itself based on cloud services. -- Anthony Baratta On Aug 18, 2013, at 11:20 AM, Bob Meetin <bobm at dottedi.biz> wrote: > On 08/18/2013 12:17 PM, Joel Canfield wrote: >> Amazon S3 would be over $1,000 a month for 12TB. Glacier is much less than that. >> >> Storing 12TB of images online seems like someone's solving the wrong problem. > > > -->> been there, been there, I repeat, been there... > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !