It's not obvious because apparently people are not taught what the symbol "=" means. This is what happens when teaching become regurgitating problems out of a textbook so kids can pass a test.
+1...if I could.
Again Slashdot delivers slow, out-of-date news.
That still doesn't help the fact that I feel ripped off every time I buy something at B&N. Is that really the experience you want your customers to come away with?
This isn't my service, but our hosting/data center provider's. They actually do guarantee IOPS when I look at the specifics.
Our data center provider offers storage on their FC SAN ( > 150mbps I/O) at a cost of $2.50/GB/month and an additional $2.50/GB for backups. This includes 24x7 support, 99.99% uptime, and is hosted in a tier 3+ data center. My guess is that smaller SANs cost more per GB, but you are getting boned at $30/GB.
On the other hand, if you are requiring some sort of high performance DAS with off site replication, then I bet the cost is considerably higher.
I recently had a hotel leave one of those quick check-out forms partially slid under my door. The problem was that it had my credit card information printed on it. It would have been quite easy to walk down the how and grab a dozen names, credit card numbers and expiration dates. On top of that, who knows what happens to the forms once you sign them as I highly doubt they go through a shredder.
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