We've got a little extra hardware budget to use up before the end of the FY. T166341 should be the priority, but if there is still a remainder from that, or getting SSDs in our timeline isn't possible, then we'd like to purchase more nodes for the scb cluster.
Currently, eventbus is colocated with the main Kafka brokers. It would be nice to move it to a more services oriented cluster and off of the Kafka brokers. Expanding scb would give us a nice place to put eventbus. The scb nodes should also be useable for Kubernetes in the future, so purchasing more of these now can't hurt.
A recent scb expansion was made as part of T156631. New scb nodes should have the same profile.