extermination of LET providers
OK, a controversial title, so let me explain. this all started from reading this on VPSboard today
negative effects for those of you who call yourselves providers :
1. more downward pricing pressure on VPS/"cloud" offerings and more pressure to implement "cloud"-like features
2. the dying breed of low end OVZ overloaders like bluevm/123systems/GVH etc will have even more trouble competing for customers and staying afloat (DO, Vultr, and the emergence of several good lower priced providers have been driving nails into these craproviders coffins for the past 2 years so really nothing new)
I think we can all see that DO / Vultr / Runabove / etc are looking to transform the market, and drive costs down. is that a loss-leader until they get enough traction, and price will rise? a bit like the amazon business plan - run at a loss for several years.
as a community here, being focussed on price, there's little or no loyalty to LET providers. some examples ... many members openly promote these cloud clowns with aff-links in their sigs. vFuse has a great service, NIXstats, but it's run 100% on cloud (no criticism here, just an example)
So, are LET providers as doomed as this poster on VPSboard makes out ?