[IOML] What's everyone up to this weekend?

Gregory Smirnov gregory at regentmarkets.com
Wed Apr 7 18:58:25 BST 2004

Hello Guys,

I'm very new to your list and Isle of Man. At the moment I'm staying in 
Douglas. So what day and time do you think to meet? It would be great on 
Friday, because on Saturday I'm flying to London.

Your discussion is very interesting, since I'm collecting some information 
about business oportunities. Would be great to find out more about IOM.

I'm Linux sysadmin and php programmer as major.
Hope to see you soon.


On Wednesday 07 April 2004 8:24 am, Dylan Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2004, Chris Bryden wrote:
> > breaks (but I could be wrong, advice pending), I looked into hosting on
> > the IOM for my last project back in 2001, the quote that I got was for
> > £1500pa to put a 1U linux server in MT's web park, I have no idea what it
> > is now,
> Last time I looked, a dedicated server was around 3600pa with only 10gbit
> transfer per month. I can get five servers with 700gbit/month *each* with
> my old ISP in Houston for that much. Hosting here is so uncompetitive it's
> not even funny, and for an Internet-based company, any serious internet
> presence wipes out any benefits that the tax breaks may have given you.
> This just has to be addressed before the IOM can diversify and get
> non-finance Internet business.
> > not out of the ball-park but still pretty darn expensive. - That's why we
> > hosted in the UK - Should look at the cost of getting the highest
> > bandwith pipe to our own facility and hosting there? Fuck, I'll do up the
> > back sheds and put a few racks in if I need to ;-)
> If the cost of hosting made your eyes water, the cost of a 2Mbit
> bidirection pipe from MT will make your wossnames turn! Think around
> 25K/year for 2Mbit, reducing by around 30% or so with a 3 year contract.
> We were looking at a line of business that used the internet as a transfer
> medium, but it's simply not possible to make a profit with bandwidth
> costing that much (put it this way, it'd be cheaper for us to put a 2Mbit
> leased line in direct to each customer, since those are actually
> reasonably priced). Or possibly buy 4 ADSL lines and load balance between
> them.
> It's almost as if MT doesn't understand the concept of packet switching.
> Having said that, things may get better since competition is now afoot.

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