39064Re: [podcasters] Cheap Storage - too good to be true?
- Jun 3, 2009On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 11:34 PM, joshuamcnichols
> Is this too good to be true? Here's my analysis of Amazon's S3 webNo hidden costs. I use S3 for all sorts of things (just not podcast
> hosting service.
> [ . . . ]
> * Does anyone foresee any problems with this?
> * Can my calculations possibly be correct? Or are there hidden
distribution), and their costs are exactly what they say they are. No
base charges, no minimums, no surprises.
Your calculations sound correct. *If* you don't expect to get a lot
of downloads, S3 definitely is cheaper than Libsyn. No question
there. It's when you start getting audiences of 1,000+ for every
episode that the scales tip in the other direction. And once they
tip, they can tip pretty drastically. "Unlimited upside potential" is
the phrase; it's the one that strikes terror into the heart of anyone
who shorts the stock market.
But if that isn't your situation -- if you're fairly certain that
won't happen to you -- then hey, rock on with S3.
Steve Eley (sfeley@...)
ESCAPE POD - The Science Fiction Podcast Magazine
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