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  1. #1
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    Question Pricing for disk space

    Hi,
    my boss asked me to determine what pricing should be for additinal disk space, and i would like it to be at par with the market. Our company offers managed hosting solutions, and compete directly with local ISP.
    To get more of an idea as to what we charge, check out daslweb.com/hosting.php
    thanks .

    Ronnie RegeV
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    Charge what you need to in order to stick to your business plan.

    If you want to see what other hosts are charging.... We charge $0.03/mb for prepurchased extra space, and $0.05/mb for disk space overages.

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    Sometimes your best tool is a calculator. Just see how it all comes together in terms of money/disk space and get a right amount that way

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    Figure out what kind of profit margin you want... then figure how your diskspace plays into that.. Noone can really tell you what you should charge or what an "industry standard" is. Largely due to all of us having different types of business plans. Some of us are perfectly content making cents on an account where others want to make much more.
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    Greetings:

    We use high speed RAID, SCSI drives; so our prices are higher... $0.75 per MB.

    Thank you.
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    Originally posted by dynamicnet
    We use high speed RAID, SCSI drives; so our prices are higher... $0.75 per MB.
    $75 / 100 MB? You can't be serious.
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    Originally posted by Amdac
    $75 / 100 MB? You can't be serious.

    er it says per MB not per 100MB

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    $0.75/MB = $75/100MB

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    Greetings:

    Yes, $75 for each 100 MB.

    1. Each hard drive SCSI pair we use runs close to $900 (our cost).

    2. We do not oversell on hard drive space.

    3. Our hosting plans have pleanty of space; it is extremey rare for customers to have to purchase space.

    4. We don't compete on price.

    Thank you.

    P.S. When we need to put customers on another server (be it for disk usage, performance, or other reasons), the "new" server they go to costs us $4,500.
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    Dynamicnet, you can't compete on WHT... You must be really worried...

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    Don't forget that each MB of space is another MB going into your backup systems. Spare drive, NAS backup server, tape library, etc. It adds up.

    Kevin

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    Greetings Kevin:

    Touche, and forgot that one.... we are using a $5,000 Iomega NAS device.

    And since we are on the total cost picture <smile>, when you get enough servers, you have to get another rack (we colocate).

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    Dan, <big smile>.

    Thank you.
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    What are the best places to colocate to? which datacentre do your prefer or use?

  14. #14
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    Hi all,
    it seems like the general consensus is to determine pricing for additional storage based on cost per MB.
    well, thanks for the info
    cheers,
    Ronnie Regev
    Sys Admin
    Daslweb.com

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