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Extra bandwidth granularity


Thelen
25-10-2011, 06:13
Yes but what if they want to change how much extra they get next month. Then you have to remember to go and change all those orders.

It is already hard enough managing OS + IPs + professional, it takes 5 minutes to check each server you are going to cancel if the customer cancels, or if they make changes.

marks
24-10-2011, 14:22
Quote Originally Posted by Thelen
It is mainly because it is impractical to manage. If you want 82TB you have to buy 60 + 10 + 10 + 2TB. And then if you want a set amount per month, it can be very difficult to manage 4 things per server per month..
You can set an automatic order for extra traffic that will be charged with the renewal:

OVH Manager >> your server >> Services >> Order extra traffic

Apart from that, with the older prices, 2TB orders could be annoying, but with the newer prices, this limitation doesn't have that much impact anymore. In any case, we'll forward your complaints to our datacentre.

Thelen
24-10-2011, 12:02
Well it is more customers might see the price on OVH site and ask "hey, why don't we get that?" without understanding the layer of management...

Andy
24-10-2011, 09:52
Agreed. While I've never had to buy bandwidth before I can see the annoyance for people who have a dozen or more servers to buy bandwidth for.

Thelen
24-10-2011, 02:26
It is mainly because it is impractical to manage. If you want 82TB you have to buy 60 + 10 + 10 + 2TB. And then if you want a set amount per month, it can be very difficult to manage 4 things per server per month..

Andy
19-10-2011, 21:39
I partially agree, it's now much better price wise. However I don't think I should be forced to pay for xxTB when I only need xTB, for example. It's like being forced to buy 30 of petrol at the garage when you only want 20!

turbanator
19-10-2011, 05:22
i don't care if they have increments of 2TB. 1 EUR won't hurt my wallet. 14 euros that was another thing. i will welcome this news just like i welcomed no set up fees. This makes it easier now for us not to miss the old unlimited servers.

lewis4490
18-10-2011, 17:03
It would be better if they were going up in 1TB.

1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.

But still for the price it's so much better than before, BW isn't cheap as we all know but OVH's prices are cut by a big amount.

So for 15 you could get 15TB as before you have to buy 2TB which was 30 if i remember correctly? I haven't really had to buy more BW so didn't look at the prices that much.

Andy
17-10-2011, 12:01
But that's 16TB not 15TB Why not let us buy in 1TB blocks? I can imagine the number of people putting off buying bandwidth because of previously the steep prices and now the lack of flexibility (even if it is much cheaper which I am happy about ).

I can understand people buying 1TB when they only need 500GB but not 2TB when they only need 1TB or less for example. I hope you see where I'm going with it It's like buying a car with all the extras when all you wanted was the GPS, but you're forced to buy everything. You wouldn't bother because you can do without so the provider loses out.

Neil
17-10-2011, 11:43
Hi

Remember you can purchase more than 1, so if you used 4 or 6TB. You just order 3x the 2TB. So in Andy's example of 15TB, you could purchase a 10TB and then 3x 2TB.

theatheist
16-10-2011, 11:23
Agreed.

We really need option of buying smaller amounts.

Thelen
15-10-2011, 11:40
Not sure what you are saying there, but the price would certainly drop *enough*.

On the sort of margins OVH works with, and therefore the companies that sell them, even the difference between 2 and 10TB is enormous.

AshleyUk
15-10-2011, 00:35
I'm guessing due to their low pricing, saving a couple of TB of the Basic Plan wouldn't really drop the price much. Most of is I'm sure Hardware and Power.

Andy
14-10-2011, 12:23
Agreed. Why buy 30TB if you only need 15TB for example. Or 90 if you only need 70, etc.

Thelen
14-10-2011, 11:18
So the new pricing is awesome, but the granularity kindof sucks... Why not have a whole number extra BW thing, instead of 2 10 30 60 90?