AWS CEO: we're $30b revenue in the ‘early stages.’..."It takes a ton of time and capital to build a data center.'
I really wish they reduce their public bandwidth cost to half. It will make such a major impact on the internet as a whole that we will see lots of companies grow faster and newer video heavy apps launching.
Here's a few ideas to start a video heavy app on a budget:You could store files in a Backblaze B2 bucket and serve them via Cloudflare with zero bandwidth fees. Or try DigitalOcean's Spaces offering with their built-in CDN at $0.01/GB for bandwidth.
Hardware video encoding could be done using cheap Hetzner servers that include GTX 1080 GPU's (lookup NVENC) or try Intel Quick Sync encoding (perhaps using OVH's overclocked i7-7700K CPU's).
>You could store files in a Backblaze B2 bucket and serve them via Cloudflare with zero bandwidth fees.From Cloudflare's TOS :
>2.8 Limitation on Non-HTML Caching
>The Service is offered primarily as a platform to cache and serve web pages and websites. Unless explicitly included as a part of a Paid Service purchased by you, you agree to use the Service solely for the purpose of serving web pages as viewed through a web browser or other application and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) protocol or other equivalent technology. Use of the Service for the storage or caching of video (unless purchased separately as a Paid Service) or a disproportionate percentage of pictures, audio files, or other non-HTML content, is prohibited.
Of course Cloudflare offers commercial plans that feature video CDN, but it will cost you and it will cost you similarly to other video CDN providers.
Yeah, I meant zero egress fees from B2. It's a shame that Cloudflare isn't more transparent about their bandwidth limits but my guess is that traffic would...
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