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0% of 2.0GB -- yahoo's preemptive strike

Yahoo has significantly upgraded their mail service in preparation for gmail.    It hasn't been without hiccups.  I wasn't able to log into my account until midnight.  It may have been a staged deployment and the temporary down time was done purposefully-- hard to know.  I can only imagine what it takes to roll something like this out. 

I paid the $10/year for an upgrade to 10 MBs.  Well now that $10 is buying 2gigs.  I am tempted to send myself a bunch of huge files just to see what happens.  It must be good times for storage manufactures. 

I can't wait to see how Microsoft responds.  I would have never envisioned storage wars like this a few years ago.  Maybe this is the start of a significant uptrend for IT. 

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Looks like the web just got interesting again.

Matthew Lock
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Tell me again how much cost per gig is nowadays?

www.MarkTAW.com
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

You can bet they don't have enough storage online for everyone to use 2 gigs.

They're probably expecting most people to only require, say 20 meg.

Steve Jones (UK)
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

About $1 Australian dollar per gig here.

Matthew Lock
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

It's not really a pre-emptive strike, more of a defensive counter: http://codeblock.blogspot.com/2004/06/yahoos-counter.html

anon
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

"I can't wait to see how Microsoft responds."

They'll offer a premium service with 100mb for and addtional $4.95/month.

Quad
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

If they would have been constantly improving
their product maybe gmail wouldn't have been
created?

son of parnas
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

> Tell me again how much cost per gig is nowadays?

Managed or unmanaged.  If you are talking about a huge multi-level RAID server with millions of users, it ain't that cheap.  Somehow I don't think they are running WD IDE HDs with no redundancy.

christopher baus (www.baus.net)
Wednesday, June 16, 2004

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