Originally Posted by HostHatch
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1) Does it really matter? No. I don't know that many people that have the traffic to drive using a gig. I'd say it's less than 1/500 people that can use a gig consistently on a dedicated server. That said though I know colocation clients can push it but that's why they colocate and then they have beefy servers(or clusters of them). It's just a marketing gimmick, why would you have to pay extra for it? I'm assuming you'll be using a dedicated server so even if you offer a gig to your customers you don't necessarily have to buy it. An average dedicated server from my experience only uses ~2Mbps and VPS nodes are wildly different but are usually sub 20Mbps. I used to run a decently sized VPS that catered towards people who needed large pipes(1Gbps) back before there were that many people that offered gig pipes to VPS customers. Those servers only pushed 20~30Mbps each 95th percentile. People often to grossly exaggerate their bandwidth usage so you're fine I think. Now that said though, if someone did end up using that much b/w you best have the $ to pay for it.
2) I don't really know what kind of market is for SSD VPS's. I sell a decent amount of servers with SSD's as the price for them is dropping quickly and is finally making them affordable for people which is a plus and a minus. It makes it one heck of a horrible investment in one sense and another great one. By that I mean it's great because you're getting massive IOPS compared to SATA but you're dropping $800 for a drive that in 6 months will more than likely only cost $400 and if you have to market and sell it then it'll be hard to sell it at a cost and get a good ROI. That's why I think a lot of companies don't buy SSDs and sell them. It really matters what your niche is, I personally haven't seen that many VPS companies offering VPS's with SSDs, except VPS.net which uses FusionIO but they're on the cloud. FusionIO is like SATA---SSD---------------------------------------------FusionIO. It's not really fair to compare FusionIO to a SSD as you know, they only sell the fastest SSD in the world I think.
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