Are one time pay cloud service worth it?

Discussion in 'Cloud Computing' started by ng4ever, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. ng4ever

    ng4ever Flaccid 4Evar

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    Of course it is kinda expensive at first but overall you save a lot. Though is it really worth it?
     
  2. IceDigger

    IceDigger [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Nice find, not bad for only $90 for a lifetime.
     
  3. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

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    If they are around in the next 3-5 years... I've always wondered about these people doing lifetime storage, VPN, pretty much anything. Seems like a way to get as big a chunk of cash as possible before folding the company.
     
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  4. KarsusTG

    KarsusTG 2[H]4U

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    Hmm, that is not bad. I am paying I think $99/year for 1TB dropbox, but that is $250 for lifetime 2TB. The only thing i am unsure of is the 2TB download limit/year. If I am uploading large projects and they are getting automagically downloaded on my other pc's I could never actually use that 2TB...
     
  5. Red Squirrel

    Red Squirrel [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I wonder how this works, since running a data centre has lot of reoccurring costs. Like bandwidth, power, staff, etc. Kind of need a constant cash flow to run it. I guess by paying more up front, they can invest some of that money and eventually they have enough for the interest to pay for the reoccurring costs? Kind of an interesting model if that works.
     
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  6. bigdogchris

    bigdogchris Wii was a Novelty

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    We looked at both AWS and Azure once, it was 2.5x more expensive than buying our own servers and storage. I just don't get it.

    The primary benefit I could see is that if I were a global business the added cost would be worth the ease of spinning up servers anywhere in the world.