One of the comments I got back from Verari was that their solution is capable of 13 Petabytes of storage, going well beyond the 600 TB I used as a benchmark.
So since a single Petabyte is 1024 TB, you basically double the storage for the sake of math and keeping it in line with my earlier benchmark of 600TB:
Petabyte = 1024 Terabytes
The new computations then look like this:
At ~$200 KW, you’re looking at $120,000 month in base rent for a 600kw solution ($200*600)
So for 13.3M gigabytes you’ll pay about 130,000 per month (keeping numbers round) which means you’re at one cent per gig on cost. And more efficient and that is with the drives fired up 100% of the time.
Microsoft needs to implement these to archive email at these prices... Or Live Apps data.