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Offer a Backup Service

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:25 am
by tomdavies
On the assumptions that:
1) The cost of data transfer from customers to your servers is low
2) The marginal cost of adding storage to your servers is low

Why not offer a backup/data storage service? This could simply be more space available on a customers webspace, perhaps accessed by WebDAV or rsync.

Could you beat Amazon S3's US$0.15/GB/Month?

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:51 am
by Klaas
Have a read through this thread for some comments and discussion on this topic.

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:02 pm
by tomdavies
OK -- at $10/GB/Month you wouldn't be competitive -- I guess Amazon has some economies of scale :-)

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:32 pm
by mikesander
That is why I abandoned the idea!