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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:01 am 
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I don't see anybody offering Sun Solaris dedicated hosting (i.e. such as T1000's by the month).

Why not buy a cheap Quad V480, 16GB, 4x146GB+, perhaps a SAN, run ZFS and Zones, put it in a Datacenter (or run it from home on a business pipe) and sell cheap hosting?

I guess you could partition into say 50 zones and sell them off at $25 a month or so.

Any ideas on how this could be profitable?

I know dedicated hosting market is ruthlessly priced, but heck, ain't seen no Solaris offerings!

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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:20 pm 
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edikat wrote:
Any ideas on how this could be profitable?


Maybe it isn't

edikat wrote:
I know dedicated hosting market is ruthlessly priced, but heck, ain't seen no Solaris offerings!


Maybe there is a reason for that.

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Unread postPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:59 pm 
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Here you go: http://www.joyent.com/

Zones backed on ZFS

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:10 am 
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But I am sure not cheap at all... couldn't see pricing .. which means....

Likely three or four figures/month.

I'd be targeting $25-50/month with full support on a ZFS/Zoned Quad CPU V490 (USIV) with 32GB.

That's dirt cheap ))

Gonna look into this if anyone's interested.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:20 pm 
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edikat wrote:
But I am sure not cheap at all... couldn't see pricing .. which means....

Likely three or four figures/month.

I'd be targeting $25-50/month with full support on a ZFS/Zoned Quad CPU V490 (USIV) with 32GB.

That's dirt cheap ))

Gonna look into this if anyone's interested.


Considering that the Oracle support license needed for commercial use of Solaris is $1000-$2000/CPU socket/year (non-Oracle servers, but there wasn't any indication of what it would cost for a Sun server - this might just mean "that is the cost unless you buy a new or refurbished server direct from us"), my guess is that a "cheap quad V80" will rapidly cease to be quite as cheap once you have datacenter costs + $4000/year for Solaris.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:21 pm 
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Joyent is currently running a special deal - a 1GB instance for $45/month.
Offer ends April 15, 2011.

http://www.joyentcloud.com/lpages/solaris/

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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:10 am 
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Thanks guys.

Actually $45 is damned cheap. However I note one per customer, and only one instance (if you delete the machine that's the end of the pricing).

Still, if you can manage to keep it up, damned good value, about the same price as I am currently charged for a CentOS 1GB/40GB instance on Rackspace cloud.

I'll have to keep that V480 at home )))

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Unread postPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:42 pm 
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japes wrote:
Here you go: http://www.joyent.com/

Zones backed on ZFS


Run, don't walk, away from joyent.

You don't want to buy infrastructure from a company that cannot decide on a day by day basis whether they are a storage/hosting provider or a facebook games provider.

A few (3 ?) years ago they got one of those "loaner" thumpers from Sun, loaded it up with customers, and blew the thing up. I _think_ folks eventually got their data back.

They talk a good game on their blog, but they are clearly clowns.


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