Sapphire servers

Update 2 (July 3rd, 2016) - Read the Updates tab to read the latest information.

We'll be posting more from now on on our blog:  - Check it for more information and more frequent updates.


There's been some minor confusion about the funding goal. Please see the budget below. We would like to fund multiple months funded ahead to avoid issues of costs every month.

projects are expanding faster than expected. In order to maintain our current rate of expansion we need your help. We're running low on server resources and need to order a new server.

This new server will be located in Nevada. It will have 10x the space of our current server, and plenty of room CPU and Memory wise for our projects. In the future we plan to get an European server to help balance out our network delivery.

By grouping our fundraising efforts into one block like this, we can reduce our rate of fundraising and may be even able to secure a discounts on the server if we do it quick enough.

Again we'd like to thank our exisiting Patreon subscribers , their on-going support has allowed us to lower the cost of this campaign. If you're able to support us on a monthly basis, please go here  .

Sapphire [ @OpenGem ] is a unique open source organization responsible for multiple free-to-use archival projects including: - link
Fast free file hosting for files up to 100MB. Now providing over 2.6TB and 640,000+ files of content for the future. Growing at up to 20GB/day. It serves over 400 Terabytes of files per month.

Twitter: @mixtape_moe - link
Keeping tweeters honest. We now help store over half-million tweets. The move to Sapphire's platform has enable TweetSave to archive the photos without having to rely on a 3rd party image hosting, to better preserve the photos for the long term. This site backups 100MB/ day worth of user generated content on twitter. - link
Providing storage and distribution services for open source projects such as:

- Webm converter - (Webm for retards) which was forced out of GitHub due to their policies on "safe language".
- FutaBilly - media board software powering 8archive
Mathbox - WebGL graphing
- Tieto - an ed replacement simple text editor
/v/ the musical

GitGud serves around 3000 users and 2200 hosted projects.

Twitter: @GitGudGG

These projects have served millions of visitors and we do our best to keep them up and running without error and very responsive. Your support will help to keep these services free and available to everyone.

If you'd like to join our team or have a project that could use help please drop us a note.

Thanks again for your contribution. If you can't contribute your money, please consider helping us get the word out about our free products and services. Most of our new users come from recommendations from exisiting users.

Main dedicated server: $277 /mo
Processor: Dual Intel Xeon E5-2630v3 (16 physical, 32 logical)
Memory: 128GB DDR4 ECC
Storage: 8 x 250GB SSDs in RAID

Storage dedicated server: $99/mo
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1270v3 (4 physical, 8 logical)
Memory: 32GB DDR4 ECC
Storage: 4 x 8GB HDDs in RAID

Offsite backup server: ~$30 /mo
Google Apps: $20 /mo

Monthly Total: $426 /mo [Updated Dec/9/2016]

With our initial set funding goal of $4950, this should sustain us for about 15 months. Personal funds, patreon donations, and various other donations through out the year can make up for the rest of the year.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact by email: [email redacted] or on Twitter: @OpenGem


Michael Sulsenti 
Clermont, FL

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