My client has an archive of roughly 5,000 independent films, which vary in file size from 1GB to 5GB. All of these films are currently on disk, however, and the client wants a machine capable of archiving all of them and making them available to a network, for viewing.
My initial response was to utilize AWS / S3. However, this is too costly, and the client is dead-set on hosting the archive "in-house" (despite all the pains that it brings).
Can anybody recommend the appropriate type of hardware to achieve this level of storage and still meet the distribution / file access requirements my client wants?
As a bonus criteria, the client wanted to make all of the films available to the web, which added considerable complexity to the task, but if there is a hardware configuration suited to this task, I'm all ears.
The budget is up to £10,000.