It's not like Peer1 is the cheapest provider around to begin with...
We run a hosting business and we rely on Peer1 for colocation and bandwidth, I wasn't too happy when I got the email this morning but Cogeco will have to play by the market rules. There is no monopoly here, if they're raising prices we will move it's that simple.
Bell already directly competes with companies like Peer1, and it's not particularly hard to start up a new such company (it doesn't have the massive cost wall like the wireless or last-mile businesses do). -- Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org
Bell already directly competes with companies like Peer1, and it's not particularly hard to start up a new such company (it doesn't have the massive cost wall like the wireless or last-mile businesses do).
Cogeco can afford to raise Peer1's prices. Cologix (formerly Canix) tried to slap me with an 86% price increase via a bogus "cable maintenance" charge at the end of my contract this year. The colocation industry is taking advantage of the growing cloud industry and the growing need for colocation space by jacking up the prices across the board.
At this rate, It'll be cheaper for me to build my own datacenter. -- Watch my future television channel's public test broadcast! »thecanadianpublic.com/live
I was looking for colocation a while ago and decided to stick with dedicated servers for the time being, prices are much higher for bandwith, especially wth most dedicated providers providing 10 TB+ now with their servers. Also with all the acquisitions, prices are going up not down... Not good news.
With the kind of things and prices you can get in dedicated servers these days (especially with pricing like OVH's), very few people actually need colocation. Unless you're talking about a very very large deployment, it would be hard to be more cost efficient colocating a single server.
$59/mth gets you unmetered 100 megabit, $119/mth gets you 8TB (4x2TB) of storage... Considering you've got to pay for the hardware on top of all monthly expenses for colocation, you'd need to have pretty custom requirements to be worth it. -- Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org
what the hell is wrong with Cogeco? why are they making such a drastic change of their business from ip networks to furnature and house wears? C'mon, from selling cable tv to a Pier 1 import store?
Peer 1, not Pier 1.
Peer 1 is a peering company, that provides transit between networks.
No - Peer1 is a co-location company that provides connectivity. They do peer with other providers in certain markets but they are not a "peering company". They also "dabble" once a in a while in providing IP Transit services to other ISP's but they are not a big player in that space....
It used to be, but... 8GB of RAM for $39/mth, 16GB of RAM for $49/mth, 32GB of RAM for $89/mth, 64GB of RAM for $169/mth...
Those are the prices of the cheapest servers with that amount of RAM. I doubt many people need more than 64GB of RAM in a single node. There comes a point where it's better to scale horizontally than vertically anyhow. -- Developer: Tomato/MLPPP, Linux/MLPPP, etc »fixppp.org