I posted a few months ago about cloud storage prices, and how the cost of keeping machines on, ensuring redundancy, etc., was keeping prices about 30x higher than the incremental cost of buying a new disk.
This is no longer true.
Now I can get:
- Redundant storage, offsite backup
- Free bandwidth to access and share my photos
- An image frontend that re-sizes images to any size I like
- Full two-way sync and download capability with Picasa
When I can store raw photos and other files, I think the battle will be over. But today is definitely the day it started.
You can mail a hard drive to Amazon to get them to put your data on S3.
So I think I need a name for the coffee shop that peers with Google over a DS-3 and has gigabit plugs for your laptop.