If you're just starting out, are you sure you want to jump into a dedicated server and all the extras along with it? Unless you've got people banging on your door asking for hosting that would exceed what a reseller account would offer you, then I suggest starting smaller and upgrading as you grow.
If you've budgeted for what you've listed and have based your business plan around it, then by all means, it looks like you've covered just about everything as far as services go.
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Take that $30k and hire a consultant.
And nothing is perfect.
sure, nothing is perfect. I recommend you to try a cheaper solution at first and keep looking for better things while you gain experience.
And one more thing, even if you have the money, the most you wait the cheaper and faster computers become, I mean, if you are going to have only a few clients for the moment, get a small server and wait while you become more popular. Then, when you have more clients, buy a better server.
You haven't mentioned it, so I'll go and remind you that backup is so very important... No backup - No perfect setup.
And like everyone else says... unless you have something to use the server for:
Save money and go with a good reseller at first - and spend your money marketing... And on getting a lawyer and consultant to get you legally running with proper TOS and such.
With regards to your post, in all seriousness: That honestly doesn't sound perfect, it sounds templated. The hardware and choice of Softlayer looks like a solid choice but that aside, you're not mentioning anything to do with your services. If you're going to be successful as a new hosting company, you need something new, refreshing, business-enabling.
1) A big reseller or VPS account from a reliable provider that offers true fully managed servers (like www.httpme.com)
2) As many customers as you can purchase
This will give you immediate income from the customers you have bought, and then you can upgrade/grow as necessary.
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