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« on: January 16, 2009, 10:12:34 PM »

So in another thread i pooched my numbers.
the rack cost was wrong.

1/4 rack for $350 $250
a mini style machine for $500

amortize machines over 2 years is probably more realistic. $20/month
2 machines and the rack = $290/month
so down to 3 machines being profitable.

perk.
the only thing is the bandwidth really. 200gb seems a bit low to me?
question though, do you know if they have a few class Cs they can give IPs from? in that case, my VPSs might become moot.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 05:06:35 PM »

Sorry for the delay, just got back in town.

Honestly I can't tell you that. However the total monthly bandwidth and class Cs are certainly negotiable and clearly will make more sense to them if they can see you on the books for a while ie., probably a longer contract than you might normally start with. I'd imagine if you gave them a couple years on paper they'd work something sweet with you. Knowing those guys and the current economic situation, I'd imagine that this would be a very good time indeed for your to negotiate a long term deal. Sort of a bandwidth hedge, if you catch my meaning... Wink
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 07:02:40 PM »

200GB/mo is really low.

I wouldn't settle for that little on a shared hosting account, much less a server rack. I guess it depends what you want the bandwidth for though. Do they have an unmetered option? I'd think that if you're shelling out for servers you could go that route without much ado. I typically see the option for another $50-100/mo
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 07:37:08 PM »

They can provide anything you want.
Just talked to the owner, he's ready to talk and as I had thought, the economy should make for an interesting and profitable discussion.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 09:00:47 AM »

interesting. i have to run some numbers. like you said, a hedge for the future might be worth it even at a slight loss now.

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