Posts Tagged ‘bandwidth’

The cloud price wars that began at the end of March have been all about compute and storage pricing. I don’t recall hearing network pricing being mentioned at all; and indeed there haven’t been any major shifts in network pricing. Photo credit: Datacenter World Network is perhaps now the largest hidden cost of using major IaaS providers, […]


Since I was so happy with the HP 650 business laptop that I got for my wife, my father in law decided to get one too. I was surprised to find that the Windows Experience Index (WEI) was so much slower than I’d seen on my wife’s machine: It’s no surprise that the memory benchmark […]


I first came across GreenQloud at GigaOm Structure Europe last year. It’s a cloud service based in Iceland that is powered entirely from renewable energy. I bumped into Eiki and Bala again last week at London CloudCamp, and gave them my sob story about hosting. They’ve very kindly offered to provide free hosting for my […]


BuyVM, the main hosting service that I use for OpenELEC builds at resources.pichimney.com (and openelec.thestateofme.com), moved servers from San Jose to Las Vegas over the weekend. Whilst the move was happening I temporarily redirected traffic to my secondary VPS to avoid any down time. I’ve just switched things back to the main server[1], as it has […]


3TB

30Dec12

When I have to move resources.pichimney.com (and its older predecessor openelec.thestateofme.com) to a new VPS I was using a little over 1TB of bandwidth per month. I found a plan with 3TB to give me a little head room. Christmas has obviously been busy with people getting new Pis and playing with OpenELEC – this […]


Moving house

22Sep12

For a few months now I’ve been offering OpenELEC release bundles and SD card images at openelec.thestateofme.com, and more recently I set up resources.pichimney.com to host a broader range of Raspberry Pi related downloads. The servers that I’ve been using were part of the BigV.io beta, so I’ve not been picking up the tab for […]


After just 2.5 days of my 90 day trial my Azure account has been disabled: I *think* this has happened because I’ve exhausted the (paltry[1]) 20GB bandwidth allocation that comes with the trial, and that this happened because people were downloading OpenELEC builds/images from the web server I stood up in part 2 of my […]