We are working on a survey targeting 1,000 to 1100 firms. The data collection process will begin in Feb-23 mid and We plan to collect 1,000 to 1100 completed interviews in around 2-3 months. We will have around 8 to 10 enumerators on the field synchronizing the interviews with tablets. We expect (at most) 3 interview per enumerator per day.
we want to use Survey Solutions to design the survey and collect the data. As we do not have access to an existing server to store the data, we have been looking into cloud service providers such as AWS for storage.
We would like some guidance/recommendations on which type of server and which instance would be most suitable for our type of project. For example, we have been looking into Amazon EC2 as an option, but we do not know which instance would be best. We would like the server to be accessible both by Mac and Windows laptops. We will not collect any multimedia data, we only plan to collect quantitative data and (NO GPS coordinates of the respondents).
If we are planning to collect data on 1,000 to 1100 firms which vCPU and Memory (GIB) would we need?
We are also open to suggestions on other cloud server providers as well.