Coding Horror: The Economics of Bandwidth

Coding Horror: The Economics of Bandwidth.

Interesting what the price of bandwidth is compared to hard drive pricing.  I’m mostly interested in this from a backup perspective, and sending data to an offset backup via 2-500GB hard drives would figure to be cheaper than sending data to an Amazon-hosted backup solution.

Update:

I just realized this is from 2007.  I don’t think the bandwidth costs have changed dramatically, but the hard drive price prices are very different.


One Comment on “Coding Horror: The Economics of Bandwidth”

  1. Tech Space says:

    Kryder’s law and hard drive pricing….

    Hard Disk Historical Pricing (found from Kryder’s Law – A rule of thumb for hard drive growth).
    It’s amazing that in March of 1986, $48/MB was the sweet spot for a hard drive.
    By other milestones in my life:
    By the time I started college in…