Hm. Cartika's current base pricing for managed Win cloud with HSphere:
That includes a whole raft of things. 1000GB traffic/month, wow.
CloudCentral just breaks it down but, as usual, Aussie traffic is the killer, at $1.50/GB. To get the same $250/mth Cartika offering would be about $300 *without traffic*. As a client, $1.50/GB will add a lot to that monthly bill, which comes free with US hosts.
Such a shame. The government here should do something about our high traffic costs, it hurts users and business. We have one of the highest costs of internet access in the world. A friend from Taiwan was shocked at how expensive it is here.
Example, I pay AU$70/mth to my ISP for 30/70GB (peak/offpeak). In Hong Kong the equivalent is AU$15/mth! Unlimited prepaid internet in China for around AU$10 month, same in Indonesia.... and we pay $70 or more!
Sorry, it's just embarrassing to be an Aussie sometimes...