Project Name: wikiwho
Type of quota increase requested: Volume storage
Amount of quota increase: 5 TB (~4656 GB - existing 80 GB = 4576 GB ?)
Reason: This is a follow-up to T290768 / T295818. We now have a working WikiWho installation on VPS! The next step is to get the volume storage for the Python Pickle files. In order to accommodate the five Wikipedia languages currently supported by the old external WikiWho service (English, German, Basque, Turkish, Spanish), and to allow a little room to grow, we need a whopping 5 TB of storage. According to Amazon's AWS calculator, this will cost around 6,144.00 USD a year. We were informed the budget was approved by @marcella, Director of Engineering, and payment inquiries can be directed to her.
When creating a volume in Horizon, it asks for the amount in GB. As I understand 5 TB equates to about 4656 GB, and we already have an 80 GB quota so that leaves 4576 GB for the amount of increase. But I don't think exact numbers are important here, if it matters on your end. We just need roughly 5 TB. Additionally, if it wasn't clear, the long-term plan (sometime in 2022) is to migrate WikiWho to WMF production, using a much more efficient storage system through the API platform, so the requested 5 TB volume here and its costs would be temporary. The VPS solution is just to hold us off until we do the production deployment properly, as https://www.wikiwho.net/ is slated to be retired in early 2022.
Ideally we'd have this volume storage request fulfilled by 2022 (the sooner the better), but given the size of this request I'm unsure if it will take longer to service it. If time bleeds into 2022 that should be fine, but not for very long as we were told there's basically no one monitoring the old WikiWho service come the new year.
Thank you as always!