I am looking into options for building a data center at a colo for the purpose of using it as a place to host shared server websites, as well as virtual private servers.
NAS/SAN solutions, load balancers, configs, brand recommendations, etc. all would be welcome.
The idea would be to maximize the dollar as much as possible for a small to med startup and on a budget. I don't need raw IOPS at the moment, but storage and reliability is a concern at this time with the ability to address IOPS at a later time with minimal further investment.
Budget to get started is about $7000-10,000. However it would be neat to see "ideal" topographies and configs if such a small budget wasn't a concern.
I think this could be useful info for the frugal start up as well.