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You summed up nicely, up until the last point.

I understand why would think so, because you don't know our setup. Just to give you an idea, we process 16PB of data every single month. This is an ingress traffic. If we would pay for this traffic going out (egress), we would end up paying over $1M just for the traffic itself. By keeping everything in a single spot it costs us literally 0.

That said, I've tried. I reached out to many hosters, like OVH and others. They just don't have the capacity we need. 20 servers will not make a change for us. We wanted to start with 500, but it would take them 9 months.




They are fools. I will build you 1k servers with 100g to AWS in 75 days.

Your $1M estimate is 3X too high at 2c/GB.

In two hours I'll save you $25k per month. In 6 months $300k/month.

Either you are growing and should be investing in cost efficiency or you run a staid lifestyle business. Which is fine, but if you aren't growing, get off expensive cloud.


You've a good logic in this, but you don't have enough details about us to judge it properly. The gain would be much smaller than you think and we would lose a lot of freedom, which would slow us down.


I don't think it's worth continuing to argue. It's obvious you've done your research and built a real system that works, you don't have to continuously defend people who claim you can save 50% but don't understand why running an entire system means more than just miniizing the hardware cost.




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